Jon Chu’s Wicked Movie ‘Was a Risk’

During a recent appearance at the Fifth Annual Meihodo International Youth Visual Media Festival in Japan, Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh opened up about her next high-profile project with Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu. The actress described the upcoming Wicked movie as “a risk” for her. Tea Everything Everywhere All at Once actress went on to express her excitement towards the long-awaited film adaptation, despite the challenge of doing her first musical movie.

“I’m trying something new right now — filming Jon Chu’s Wicked movie, which will be my first musical,” Yeoh said (via EW). “It’s very exciting, and I can’t wait for you all to see it. It was a risk, but you will never know which doors will open for you unless you try them all.”

Who’s the Cast of the Wicked Movie?

Based on Gregory Maguire’s bestselling novel and the Tony-winning stage musical, the film adaptations of Wicked movies will be divided into two parts. Wicked Part One is set for a November 27, 2024 release; Chu directs from a screenplay written by the musical’s book writer Winnie Holzman. Three-time Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz also contributes.

Wicked chronicles the untold story of the Witches of Oz led by Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba and Ariana Grande as Glinda. They are joined by Yeoh as Madame Morrible, Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero Tigelaar, Jeff Goldblum as the Wizard of Oz, Bowen Yang as Pfannee, Ethan Slater as Boy, and more.

The film adaptations will be produced by Marc Platt through his Universal-based Marc Platt Productions. Senior Executive Vice President of Production, Erik Baiers and Vice President of Production Development Lexi Barta will oversee the project on behalf of Universal Pictures.