Big screen adaptation of Wicked to open in cinemas December 2019
A big screen adaptation of the stage show Wicked will open in cinemas in December 2019.
The film will be directed by Stephen Daldry.
Winnie Holzman, who wrote the musical’s book, is reported to be co-writing the script with Stephen Schwartz, the composer and lyricist of the show.
Wicked, based on a book by Gregory Maguire, is currently running in London at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.
It opened there in 2006 and marks its 10th anniversary this year.
Casting for the film has not been announced.
We need your help…
When you subscribe to The Stage, you’re investing in our journalism. And our journalism is invested in supporting theatre and the performing arts.
The Stage is a family business, operated by the same family since we were founded in 1880. We do not receive government funding. We are not owned by a large corporation. Our editorial is not dictated by ticket sales.
We are fully independent, but this means we rely on revenue from readers to survive.
Help us continue to report on great work across the UK, champion new talent and keep up our investigative journalism that holds the powerful to account. Your subscription helps ensure our journalism can continue.