The “Every little thing All over the place All At As soon as” star will play Madame Morrible, the headmistress of Crage Corridor at Shiz College.
Chu’s two-part function adaptation is headlined by Ariana Grande as Glinda and Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba. The Common Photos movies are set for launch on Christmas in 2024 and 2025.
“Depraved” is a prequel to “The Wizard of Oz,” telling the story of how Elphaba became the Depraved Witch of the West and the way Glinda turned the Good Witch.
“We determined to provide ourselves an even bigger canvas and make not only one ‘Depraved’ film however two,” Chu wrote in a press release when the studio introduced the variation would are available two components. “With more room, we will inform the story of ‘Depraved’ because it was meant to be informed whereas bringing much more depth and shock to the journeys for these beloved characters.”
Selection additionally solely reported that “Bridgerton” star Jonathan Bailey will play Fiyero and Broadway veteran Ethan Slater, who scored a Tony nomination for “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical,” will tackle the function of Boq.
Jeff Goldblum continues to be in talks to play the Wizard, however a remaining deal has not been signed, based on sources.
Whereas strolling the purple carpet on the Los Angeles premiere of Disney’s new “Pinocchio” in September, Erivo shared what it’s been like working with Grande.
“I really like her, actually,” the Tony winner gushed. “She is humorous and unbelievably gifted and unbelievably candy and actually working laborious. We’re each working actually laborious collectively. I’m excited for each of us.”
Reps for Yeoh and Common didn’t remark.