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Movie Version Of Wicked Is In The Works

Via the Guardian:
A long-gestating big-screen version of the hit stage musical Wicked could see a release as early as 2016, with the acclaimed British director Stephen Daldry taking charge of the cameras. Producer Marc Platt, who was also behind the stage version, confirmed in an interview with Film Divider that work on developing the movie had begun, with Winnie Holzman, writer of the novelisation of Wicked, at work on a screenplay. Daldry, who studio Universal has been courting since at least 2012, remains attached to the project. Platt said a 2016 release is the aim, “but I don’t know whether we’ll make that goal or not. We will make the movie, but … the bar is really high. We’re going to scrutinise our work on the screenplay and our prep on the movie, and when we feel like it’s ready, OK. We’re not going to shoot a release date is what I’m saying. It’s in the works, it’s not in a rush.”
Wicked is the 11th longest-running show in Broadway history and was last week's top grosser.

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