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Salma Hayek: 'Wicked' Mini-Series for ABC!

Salma Hayek: 'Wicked' Mini-Series for ABC!

Salma Hayek is teaming with ABC to develop an eight-hour mini-series adaptation of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, according to Variety.

The mini-series will not be based on the enormously popular Broadway musical, but rather on the Gregory Maguire book that the musical is based on as well.

Salma, who produced the television series Ugly Betty, will serve as a producer. No word yet on who will star in the mini-series.

FYI: An adaptation of the Broadway musical is currently being developed by Universal.

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  • Alex

    Unoriginal as I am, I’d kill to see Ms. Menzel and Ms. Chenoweth in this production. They both proved they work great on TV and they’re just so brilliant together as well as perfect for the roles.

  • Tom

    Lea Michele!

  • chloek

    I hope its done well for their sakes. Wicked fans all around will be very disappointed if they ruined the legacy!

  • KC

    I don’t spend much time in front of the television but this is something that I would actually look forward to watching.

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    I think Bad

  • teter

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  • fdsgd

    I love this, I love my boy friend. He is a nice guy.

    i met him via —–B lack Wh ite F li rts. C” 0- M——

    == Joi n for Fre e ==The most successful interra cial da t ing c lub. If you are still waiting for your sweet “milk” or “chocolate”, don’t hesitate to check it !! Don’t let your babies wait too long for you !!

  • teter

    “Mocha & Milk” is a perfect match like “black & white” people

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  • Spanish girl

    I hope is good, I want to see more Salma, she’s great!

  • Taylor

    i don’t think this will be a musical to all of you saying the obvious choices for actresses. it said that it won’t be based off the broadways, so i’m thinking it will be much closer to be book.

  • Wicked_Lover

    I just can’t wait to see this!!!
    Now don’t get me wrong, I love the musical, but I’d love to see something more based upon the book. I am so beyond excited for this, I am so definitely tuning in.

    I just hope it won’t be disappointing, especially if they cast less than proper actors for the roles.

  • Tom

    @Taylor:

    It says it will be closer to the book, but Lea Michele is a great actress without singing. That’s why I want her.

  • Tom

    Ok so do people not like Lea Michele? She is a great actress and obviously a great singer but doesn’t need to sing every part she gets.

  • Sassy

    Wow, this is great news! Loved the book and the show. I saw it at Gershwin Theater. Kristin Chenowith was Glinda & I can’t remember who played Elphaba but the show was awesome. Hope they don’t rush it and forsake quality but hope to see it sooner than later.

  • Sassy

    …and call me crazy but on the artwork of the witches, I’d swear that Glinda is modeled by Britney Spears on the graphic!

  • Mel

    For the Universal movie, they should cast Reese Witherspoon as Galinda. Seeing her as ditzy angel character in Little Nicky and her ditzy lawyer character in Legally Blonde, I think she’s the perfect Galinda. Who cares if she probably can’t sing.

  • shan

    I absolutely love the musical Wicked…the book is just okay. Not sure the point really in the miniseries if they are already making Wicked into a movie

  • lexy hates bilson

    Go Selma!! It’s always nice to see this smart and talented Latina on the web site.

  • http://revloncosmetics.com Ms Barleo Gaga Pitt Fan

    Yeah!!!! If you want to go young, I would say: Kristen Stewart for Elphaba and Blake Lively for Galinda. Older casting: Kristen Chenoweth for Galinda and Sarah Silverman or Anika Noni Rose as Elphaba or Jennifer Garner as Alphaba. Adam Lambert should be Fiero!!!!!

  • Tom

    Snooki as a munchkin!

  • Chelsa

    I’d love to see January Jones in something new… love her in mad men but Galinda would be a contrasting roll to see her in

  • Eum

    @chloek:
    Have you read the book? It’s not a pretty fairytale like the musical, it’s hard stuff..
    And for that we need someone else than Idina and Kristin, because I think it would ruin our way to look at Wicked: The Musical.

    I’m thinking Anne Hathaway and Reese Witherspoon, but I think they are too big for at mine-serie… Sigh ;)

  • Susan

    I could see Anne, she would be okay, but please no Reese

  • mandy

    For the mini series, I agree about Reese, she’d be perfectly adorable as G(a)linda. I’m not sure about who’d play Elphaba though.

  • Rachel

    I think they should keep with Idina Menzel as Elphaba and Kristen Chenoweth as Galinda. They killed it, when they were in those roles, and really no one can even compare with them.

  • LoBar

    @Alex: Absolutely!!!!! No one has done it better than the originals!!!!

  • Michelle

    I am so unbelievably excited about this! It’ll be nice to see something different – I always wanted to see something based on the book version rather than the play… It should be quite interesting!

    As far as casting is concerned, I’m really not sure who I want… Maybe someone new… Probably no one from the musical world, as it would be pointless since they wouldn’t be singing. Love Idina and Kristin but I think they’ve grown out of the roles. Would love to see someone new, someone I can really believe are G(a)linda and Elphaba! Not to mention Fiyero, Nessarose, The Wizard, Elphaba’s parents, and a whole cast of supporting characters – Mme Morrible, Boq, Tibbett, Crope, Avaric, Turtle Heart, etc…. I have faith that this should be well done!

  • Stephanie

    @Michelle: I completely agree. Keep the musical world out. Wicked the book a completely different story than Wicked the musical. That doesn’t mean I don’t love the musical; I’ve seen it three times haha. I’m super excited to see the adaptation of the book because I had such a hard time reading it.

  • Jessica Lee

    def should be Lea Michelle or Idina Menzel for Elphaba and Dianna Agron or Kristin Chenoweth for Galinda…

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