UK director Stephen Daldry is to direct a film version of the musical Wicked.
Development work has already begun and the director who has directed Billy Elliot both on stage and screen and who gave us his amazing production of An Inspector Calls will no doubt be eager to take charge of the cameras.
Producer Marc Platt, who has just produced Into The Woods, in an interview with Film Divider, confirmed that the team are looking for a 2016 release
This week Wicked was voted most aspirational show by over 3000 UK theatregoers.
Wicked, based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, is an alternative telling of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and its source novel, L Frank Baum’s 1900 book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It examines the story of Oz from the perspective of witches Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Glinda the Good Witch.
Wicked has already made headlines this year by breaking Box Office records in the last week of December grossing £1.02m at the Apollo Victoria Theatre London.