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'Wicked' Movie Has a Brand New Director in Jon M. Chu After Stephen Daldry's Exit

'Wicked' Movie Has a Brand New Director in Jon M. Chu After Stephen Daldry's Exit

Jon M. Chu, who rose to fame after directing Crazy Rich Asians, will be directing the Wicked movie after the film’s previous director, Stephen Daldry, exited the movie a few months ago.

It’s still unclear when the Universal film will be released or who will star in the movie at this time.

According to Variety, “Wicked tells the story of everything that happened before Dorothy dropped down in Oz.” The movie was originally a Broadway show starring Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel. The Broadway show was based on the book.

Find out why Stephen Daldry exited the project back in October.

The Wicked movie has not had great luck so far, and was originally supposed to be released in 2019. Find out the latest release date news.

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