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‘Wicked’ Movie Musical Set for Holiday 2021 Release

Universal Pictures has announced that the movie adaptation of the popular Broadway musical “Wicked” will be released in theatres on Dec. 22, 2021.

Stephen Daldry is directing the filmed version of the stage musical, which is being produced by Marc Platt, who is known for “La La Land,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Into the Woods.”

An untitled DreamWorks animated film that was originally scheduled for that date is now undated, and will receive a release date at a later time.

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Winnie Holzman (“My So-Called Life”), who adapted the book for the stage from the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire, and three-time Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz, are collaborating on the screenplay.

Wicked” serves as a sort-of prequel to the 1939 MGM film “The Wizard of Oz” and is a retelling of the story.

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