Exclusive: Universal and director John Chu finished their set to adapt it into the global hit evil with Marissa BuddAnd the Buen Yang Bronwyn James joined the film. Also joining the cast are Keala Settle, Aaron Teoh, and Colin Michael Carmichael. They join previously announced cast members Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo, Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Yeoh, Jonathan Bailey, and Ethan Slater.
Bodhi will play Nessarose, Elababa’s sister. The character is a wheelchair user, as is Los Angeles-based Bode, who has been acting since the age of eight in a number of plays and musicals. Yang and James will play Pfannee and ShenShen, respectively, Elphaba and Glinda’s classmates at Shiz. As for Settle, she will play Miss Coddle, Teoh will play Avaric and Carmichael will play Nikidik. The film will be released in two parts as Christmas Day events in 2024 and 2025.
Chu is directing the film based on the three-time Tony Award-winning musical that was adapted from Gregory Maguire’s bestselling novel by Winnie Holzman and three-time Oscar winner.®— Composer/Lyricist Stephen Schwartz, who is also collaborating on the screenplay adaptation.
evil Produced by Universal Stage Productions, Platt, Araca Group, Jon B. Platt, and Stone on Broadway. With a national tour and numerous international productions, the musical theater has been seen by more than 60 million people worldwide, making it one of the most successful theater projects of all time.
The Broadway original has won more than 100 international awards including a Grammy Award and three Tony Awards. evil The shows have been performed in more than 100 cities in 16 countries around the world (USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Philippines, Mexico, Brazil, Switzerland and China) and to date has been translated into six languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, Korean and Portuguese.
Marc Platt will produce for Marc Platt Productions, based at Universal. David Stone will also produce. Senior Executive Vice President of Production Eric Byers and Vice President of Production Development Lexi Barta will oversee the project on behalf of Universal.
Credits include Bodhi Little shop of horrorAnd the fortune-tellersAnd the Peter Pan And the Mary Poppins In addition, she has the short film that she wrote herself, directed by herself, and produced by herself You are gorgeouswhich was previously accepted into the 2021 Wisconsin Film Festival.
A favorite with audiences and critics across TV, film, and live, Yang has cemented himself as one of the most creative and unique voices in comedy. Emmy nominated for his performance in Saturday Night Liveviewed on Hulu Fire Islandas well as Universal two brothers. He was also recently featured on Universal’s project Untitled Please Don’t Destroy. James has many credits on stage and screen, most recently on television Song Rebel Neil On Disney+ and Netflix Lockwood and Company.
Settle has received Tony nominations for Broadway shows at Hands on Hardbody And on the movie side, it was also seen in The greatest showman. Teoh is known for UK musical theater credits such as Cheerfully we roll alongAnd the The King and IMovie: I you are ours Carmichael can be seen in the upcoming live action snow white Pic of Disney.
Bode is represented by DDO Artists Agency; Yang is represented by UTA, 3 arts and attorney Isaac Dunham; James represents Pierce Nemo Trusted Management and Administration; settlement by Creative Artists Management and Pakula King & Associates; Teoh directed by Byron; Carmichael from Pierce Nemo Management and Thoroughbred Management.
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