'Wicked' Will Soon Be Defying Gravity On A Big Screen Near You

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Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel at "Wicked" curtain call. 
Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel at "Wicked" curtain call. 

Get ready, "Wicked" fans, because Elphaba and Glinda are coming to a big screen near you. 

That's right -- Universal Pictures has just announced that the film adaptation of the Tony-winning musical is set to hit theaters on Dec. 20, 2019, just in time for Christmas. 

Stephen Daldry, the man behind "Billy Elliot," is set to direct with Marc Platt acting as producer. Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman, the pair who wrote the music and lyrics for the Broadway production, will pen the film's screenplay. 

As of press time, there have been no casting announcements, but we can only hope that Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth are included in some way. Both Menzel and Chenoweth earned Tony nominations for their roles, as Elphaba and Glinda respectively, in 2004 (Menzel took home the statue), and it would be absolutely wonderful to see them on screen together. 



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