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Jon M. Chu Addresses Rumors He's Cast Lead Actresses in Upcoming 'Wicked' Movie

Jon M. Chu Addresses Rumors He's Cast Lead Actresses in Upcoming 'Wicked' Movie

Has the movie adaption of Wicked found its lead actresses?! Not so fast…

On Wednesday (September 15), rumors went viral on social media when it was teased that director Jon M. Chu had cast the lead actresses that will be playing Glinda and Elphaba in the upcoming movie adaption of the hit Broadway musical.

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“The Wicked movie has found it’s Glinda and Elphaba! Casting announcements are expecting within the next few weeks and shooting will happen in spring 2022,” the rumor shared by DeuxMoi read. “I can’t say much about the casting choices expect that Glinda is a Disney star and Elphaba is an up-&-coming POC singer. Both girls are under the age of 28. Universal is still underway casting the rest of the cast. Many big names (not James Cordon lol) are in consideration for The Wizard.”

After a fan tweeted him about the rumors, Jon took to his Twitter to respond, denying any casting decisions had been made.

“Yes I saw it and it’s 100% NOT true. People be making stuff up,” Jon tweeted along with the man shrugging emojis.

Jon followed up, tweeting, “Trust me I wish I knew who we were gonna cast already… but we don’t! Taking our time to find the right fit. So many good people!!! But whoever is posting on that site doesn’t know what’s happening. Sorry.”

A fan then tweeted Jon about seeing the Wicked show in Los Angeles, and the fan thought Jon may have given away a clue during their interaction.

“No not a clue. Sorry just making conversation,” Jon tweeted. “But seriously I love how much people care. I’m also scared about any decision because I know how much people care. I will not take this decision lightly. Goodnight!”

Find out when the Wicked movie musical is expected to hit theaters…

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