Coming In 2019: Wicked The Movie

Via the Hollywood Reporter:

Universal’s Wicked is finally a go. The studio announced Thursday that the musical adaptation of the hugely popular Broadway show and book will open in theaters Dec. 20, 2019. That puts Wicked in direct competition with a yet-to-be-revealed live-action fairy-tale movie from Disney.

Stephen Daldry has long been set to direct Wicked for producer Marc Platt and Universal, who are also producers of the long-running stage show, which is based on Gregory Maguire’s novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. Writer Winnie Holzman and composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz, collaborators on the Broadway show, are reuniting for the film adaptation.

The Broadway show is in its 13th year and has grossed over $1 billion. (Tipped by JMG reader Eric)