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“Wicked”: watch the first trailer for the musical with Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo

The first trailer for the film “Wicked” with Ariana Grande like the witch Glinda and Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba was announced this Wednesday (15).

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Based on the famous Broadway musical of the same name, the work will be directed by Jon M. Chu.

The plot of “Wicked” follows the story of Elphaba (Cynthia Erivo), a young woman who has not yet discovered her true power and is misunderstood for having green skin, and Glinda (Ariana Grande), a popular and ambitious woman who has not yet Know your true soul.

The two meet at Shiz University, in the Land of OZ, and become great friends. However, after an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their lives take very different paths, leading them to fulfill their destinies as the Good Witch of the South and the Wicked Witch of the West (classic characters from “The Wizard of Oz”, 1939 film).

On Tuesday (14), a video showing behind the scenes of the production had already been released, in which Ariana says that she watched the original production of the show at the theater when she was 10 years old and that she felt an “immediate connection”.

“It's something I always listen to when I'm nervous, when I need to take a break or when I need comfort”, she says about the show's songs.

Also in the film's cast will be: Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh, Jonathan Bailey, Tony, Ethan Slater, Marissa Bode and Jeff Goldblum.

Based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire, “Wicked” was adapted for the screen by screenwriter Winnie Holzman and legendary Grammy and Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz.

The Broadway musical was produced by Universal Stage Productions, Marc Platt, Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

Source: CNN Brasil

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