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Anna Kendrick Responds to Amanda Seyfried's Idea of Starring in 'Wicked' Movie Together

Amanda Seyfried made it known this week that she wants to play Glinda in the upcoming Wicked movie and she gave a few choices for her Elphaba.

The 35-year-old actress, who previously starred in such movie musicals as Mamma Mia and Les Miserables, suggested actresses like Anna Kendrick, Anne Hathaway, and Samantha Barks for the other lead role.

Anna was told about the comments during a new interview with E! News and she reacted to Amanda‘s suggestion that she should play Elphaba.

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Amanda Seyfried Wants to Play Glinda in 'Wicked' Movie, Reveals Her Elphaba Choice

Amanda Seyfried is opening up about her desire to play Glinda in the upcoming Wicked movie and her choice to play the other lead role of Elphaba.

The 35-year-old actress did an interview with Variety‘s Awards Circuit podcast to promote her Oscar-nominated work in the movie Mank.

Amanda said she has already sent a clip of herself singing “Popular” to Jon M. Chu, who was recently announced as the movie’s director.

“I’ve been campaigning for Wicked for five years,” she said, adding that she has been taking voice lessons and practicing the song. “I’ve never been more ready to hit those notes.”

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'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.

'Wicked' Movie Director Stephen Daldry Exits Project - Here's Why

The Wicked movie has just lost its director.

Stephen Daldry was supposed to direct the movie musical but has stepped away from the project, Deadline is reporting. The reason that is being given is pandemic related.

There are a few things that went down including the studio wanted to make the movie quicker than Stephen was comfortable doing. Another reason being that Stephen wanted to film in London and that is apparently no longer possible.

The exit was apparently amicable.

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.

ARE YOU EXCITED that the Wicked movie is finally trying to move forward?? Stay tuned as we learn more!

11 of Broadway's Elphabas Sang 'Defying Gravity' Together & The Ending Is Truly Epic (Video)

Shoshana Bean did something pretty epic for the virtual concert fundraiser she organized to support the high school she attended!

The Broadway star and singer was the second actress to play Elphaba in the musical Wicked and she gathered 10 other actresses who played the role to sing the act one finale number “Defying Gravity” with her.

Shoshana and the ten other women – Idina Menzel, Stephanie J. Block, Eden Espinosa, Jessica Vosk, Lindsay Mendez, Alexia Khadime, Julia Murney, Rachel Tucker, Kerry Ellis, and Lindsay Pearce – each sang a snippet from the song and then they all performed the final “ahhh” one after another.

The concert also featured performances from Cynthia Erivo, Jeremy Jordan, and student performers from across the Beaverton School District.

You can donate to the Beaverton School District’s performing arts program right now on GoFundMe. If you enjoy this video, make a donation!

Watch the final moments of the “Defying Gravity” performance below and click inside to see the full concert video.

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Idina Menzel & Megan Hilty Sing Wicked's 'For Good' for the Class of 2020

Can you believe that it has been almost 17 years since Wicked first premiered on Broadway?

The show’s Tony-winning original Elphaba, Idina Menzel, has reunited with Megan Hilty, who was the understudy for Glinda while Idina starred in the show, for a performance of “For Good.”

The performance was dedicated to the Class of 2020 amid all of the graduations that are happening via Zoom due to the pandemic.

“To the class of 2020; the world needs you now more than ever 💚. We hope you now help make a change, for good. Congratulations to you all,” Megan captioned the video on her Instagram account.

Megan took over the role of Glinda on Broadway on May 31, 2005 and she played the role for a full year in New York City. She then reprised the part in productions around the country.

Here’s the latest update on the upcoming Wicked movie.

'Wicked' Movie Musical Postponed Again

Wicked, the upcoming movie musical based on the smash hit Broadway show, has been postponed again.

The movie was originally supposed to hit theaters on December 20, 2019, but the release date was delayed and the studio gave that slot to another movie musical, Cats. The studio then gave Wicked a new release date of December 22, 2021. However, Universal has once again pushed the movie musical back due to the shuffling on many release dates based on the global health crisis.

Now, Universal has chosen to put Sing 2 on December 22, 2021. Wicked does not have a new release date at this time.

The studio also announced that Minions: The Rise of Gru will now be released on July 2, 2021, The Wrap reports.

Idina Menzel, the original Elphaba on Broadway, recently weighed in on potential casting for the film!

Stay tuned as we learn more…