Jeff Goldblum will play the Wizard in two Wicked movies.
According to Variety , the “Jurassic Park” legend will join Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erive in the two-parter.
Pop megastar Ariana just dyed her hair blonde before filming a movie.
The 29-year-old pop star has taken on the role of Glinda, the Good Witch, in the upcoming adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, which tells the backstory of The Wizard of Oz and explains how the witches of Oz came to be. both good and evil – and swapped her signature dark locks for light in an apparent effort to match her character.
Next to her new look, she wrote on Instagram: “new earrings.”
Cynthia plays the clueless green girl Elphaba, while “Bridgerton” star Jonathan Bailey is set to play Fier, who finds himself in a love triangle with the witches.
Principal photography is set to begin in London this November, and US-born superstar Ariana is said to have rented a “stunning” eight-figure mansion in the capital to live in while she works on the project.
Director John M. Chu decided to make the film in two parts because it would be “impossible” to fit the complex story into one film.
He said: “Thank you for all the support over the last few months in anticipation of the film VIOLENCE. Here’s what happened: As we prepared this production over the last year, it became increasingly clear that it would be impossible to wrestle the “WICKED” story into one film without doing it some real damage. With more space, we can tell the story of WICKED the way it was meant to be told, bringing even more depth and surprise to the journeys of these beloved characters.”
Wicked: Part One is slated for release in December 2024, with the second in 2025.