Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande to star in 'Wicked' movie musical

Jon M. Chu is directing the big-screen adaptation.

Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande to star in 'Wicked' movie musical
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November 5, 2021, 11:04 AM

The beloved Broadway musical "Wicked" is finally heading to Hollywood and the two leading ladies who'll bring Elphaba and Glinda to life on the big screen were finally revealed.

Taking on the role of Elphaba, the eventual Wicked Witch of the West, will be Tony-winning actress Cynthia Erivo. Starring opposite of her will be Grammy winner Ariana Grande as Glinda, who is later known as the Good Witch.

The two shared their excitement on social media, saying how excited they are to be starring in the long-awaited movie musical, which will be helmed by "Crazy Rich Asians" and "In the Height" director Jon M. Chu.

Erivo shared the gorgeous bouquet Grande sent to her, which contained this note: "Dear Cynthia, honored doesn't even begin to cover it. I cannot wait to hug you. See you in Oz. All my love, Ari."

Also in the picture slideshow, the "Harriet" star shared screenshots of the two learning they nabbed the roles and celebrating over a video call. She captioned it, "Pink goes good with Green" followed by three green heart emojis.

As for the "Positions" singer, Grande shared an emotional photo taken the moment she learned she landed the role of her dreams. She also included a snap of the bouquet of pink roses Erivo sent her, along with the sweet note which read: "Congratulations Miss A, the part was made for you. I look forward to sharing this musical journey with you."

"Congrats to two amazing women. May it change your lives for the better forever and ever as it has for us. So much love," Menzel wrote in reaction to the casting news.

Fans of Grande know that she had long dreamed of playing Glinda. She tweeted a decade ago, back in December 2011, "Loved seeing Wicked again... amazing production! Made me realize again how badly I want 2 play Glinda at some point in my life!"

"Wicked," originally starring Chenoweth and Menzel, made its Broadway debut in 2003 and is still running 18 years later.