Plans are underway for bringing the 2004 musical Wicked that bagged three Tony Awards to the big screen in December 2019. While that sounds exciting, it is hard to imagine some else as Idina Menzel‘s Elphaba or Kristin Chenoweth‘s Glinda.
However, it is unlikely for Menzel and Chenoweth to reprise their roles in the upcoming Wicked movie, 15 years after the popular Broadway musical they won for. While options are plenty, the following are the most suitable matches for the roles.
The Hollywood Life reported that Amanda Seyfried has been eyeing the role of Glinda, the good witch, for quite some time now. “I’ve been campaigning to play Glinda for years now,” she said in an interview with MTV last year. In fact, the actress stopped working on her vocal training for the role of Cinderella in the movie “Into the Woods” to focus on the rehearsals for Glinda.
“I might be too old when they make it. Or if they make it sooner than later, maybe I’m not the right person. I just still…I want it. I want to present myself and be a good candidate,” she told ETOnline. Her determination and dedication do make her good choice for the role.
Seyfried would choose Anna Kendrick for the role of Elphaba, if she were to. Since the Universal’s Pitch Perfect 2, she has been one of the top choices for the role, according to industry insiders.
“Anyone that is anyone will be offered an audition. The studio anticipates it to be a major box office hit and will be nurturing it until it’s completed to make it as big as it can become,” the source said.
According to Hollywood Life, Aaron Tveit and Jonathan Groff are fitting choices for Fiyero, while Laura Bernanti or Vanessa Hudgens would do a great job as Elphaba’s handicapped younger sister Nessarose. This time, if the character of Wizard is played by a woman instead of a man, it would add some amount of innovation. Queen Latifah or Helen Mirren would be able to do justice to the role.
However, if Chenoweth was to decide the cast for the upcoming Wicked movie, she would gladly pick Dove Cameron as Glinda and Lea Michele as Elphaba.
“For someone in their 20s, I would go for Dove Cameron [as Glinda] and Lea Michele [as Elphaba],” VH1 quoted Chenoweth as saying. “Someone in their 30s, I would go with Beth Behrs [as Glinda] and maybe Zooey Deschanel [as Elphaba].”