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Old 04-11-2010, 21:51
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Ok so I recently heard that Universal (i think) have bought the rights to make a Wicked movie. Do you think the book would make a better film or the musical? I love both and if i could would just make two movies but i think if i had to choose i'd have to go for the book. Its just darker and has more depth! What do you think?
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Old 04-11-2010, 23:17
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Hmmmm this is interesting. Id like to see a movie of both. But i think the movie will be a remake of the musical.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:38
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I'm seeing 'Wicked!' twice this year!
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Old 08-04-2013, 22:25
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I understood that it was always planned to be a movie of the musical. In many interviews over the last few years, the consensus was always that it was too soon into the production's run to make a movie and they wanted to give it a few years.

They're two totally different beasts though. A film of the book would be pretty hard going I think. I just get the feeling it wouldn't translate as well as the musical would. However, that's all really dependent on the two leads.

I'm in the Idina/Kristen camp. Or failing that Kerry Ellis/Kristen. But that will never happen now. I think they've left it too late.

Still really looking forward to it though.
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Old 08-04-2013, 22:32
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Kristin/Idina are both too old. Kerry isn't, but I wouldn't want her to do it personally. My own personal casting choices would be Amy Adams* (Glinda) and Anna Kendrick (Elphaba). Although the producers will probably get Anne Hathaway in there somehow (Oscar #2?)

*She's not much younger than Kristin or Idina, but she's exceptionally lucky in that she still looks 27 so she could pull it off.
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Old 08-04-2013, 22:48
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Yep, Kristin and Idina are definitely out of the question, which is a huge pity for me. I still watch their videos on youtube a lot. They really were the perfect match for those parts.
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Old 08-04-2013, 23:09
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I think Lea Michele would be perfect for Wicked. She is a great theatrical actress and it would allow her major exposure outside of Glee.

I know a few others would like Samantha Barks for it as well.

I couldn't see Anne Hathaway doing Wicked. The only reason she did Les Miz was because the role of Fantine was very close to her heart as her mother played it on stage when she was a child. Other than that, i don't think Anne will do a musical again.
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:17
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It'll definitely be a musical, but I think like Les Mis it may incorporate details from the book (different though it is) that aren't possible onstage. Obviously in this case the book is much more divergent from the stage storyline, but there are still some details that could be used.


I know a few others would like Samantha Barks for it as well.
Me I think she'd be a perfect Elphaba, and it would be great if she could keep some momentum career-wise off the back of Les Mis (though she's rumoured for a remake of Oliver as well, either onscreen or on Broadway). Lea Michele's not a good enough actress in my mind, though there's no doubt she'd be able to sing it.

Idina and Kristin are of course too old (and I don't rate Idina's Elphaba anyway), but I've heard people say they'd like to see them make cameos as Elphaba and Glinda's mothers! I think Kerry Ellis is too old as well, and I don't think she's the greatest Elphaba either, so I wouldn't pick her.


Still undecided as to who I'd cast for Glinda, but whoever it is has to be a good soprano or else be dubbed to reach the high note in No One Mourns the Wicked. Anyone but Amanda Seyfried really, she's done enough musicals now and Glinda needs to have a stronger voice than she has.


If they cast it soon though, I wouldn't be surprised if either Lea Michele or Samantha Barks got Elphaba
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:25
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Fingers crossed that they get this right and obliterate Oz The Great and Powerful from my memory.

On a related note - did anyone hear Mika's take on Popular on his last album? It's called The Popular Song, I love it but I love Mika anyway. He's quite a 'marmite' artist.
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Old 10-04-2013, 13:37
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Read the books and loved them. Doubt they will stick close to them.
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Old 10-04-2013, 14:19
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I think Lea Michele would be perfect for Wicked. She is a great theatrical actress and it would allow her major exposure outside of Glee.
I hope not.
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