‘Wicked’ Adaptation At Universal Rounds Out Inclusive All-Star Cast With Marissa Bode, Bowen Yang and Bronwyn James 

Specific: Universal and director Jon Chu have finalized their ensemble cast for the adaptation of the global hit devil with marissa bode, bowen yang And Bronwyn James is joining the film. Also joining the cast are Keela Settle, Aaron Teh and Colin Michael Carmichael. They join previously announced cast members Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo, Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Yeoh, Jonathan Bailey and Ethan Slater.

Bode will play Elphaba’s sister Nessarose. The character is a wheelchair user, as is Bode, based in Los Angeles, who has been acting in several plays and musicals since the age of eight. Yang and James Shiz will play Puffney and Shenshen, fellow classmates of Elphaba and Glinda, respectively. As for Settle, she will play Miss Caudle, Toh will play Averick and Carmichael will play Nikidic. The film will release in two parts as a Christmas Day event in 2024 and 2025.

Chu is directing the film based on the three-time Tony Award-winning stage musical, which was adapted from Gregory Maguire’s bestselling novel by book author Vinnie Holzman and three-time Oscar winner.Award-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz, who is also collaborating on the screenplay adaptation.

devil Universal Stage Productions on Broadway, Platt, Arca Group, John B. Manufactured by Platt & Stone. With a national tour and several international productions, the stage musical has been seen by over 60 million people worldwide, making it one of the most successful theatrical ventures of all time.

The original Broadway hit has won over 100 international awards, including a Grammy Award and three Tony Awards. devil Performed in over 100 cities in 16 countries around the world (USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Philippines, Mexico, Brazil, Switzerland and China) . ) and has been translated into six languages ​​thus far: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, Korean, and Portuguese.

Marc Platt will produce for his Universal-based Marc Platt Productions. David Stone will also produce. Senior Executive Vice President of Production Eric Byers and Vice President of Production Development Lexi Barta will oversee the project on Universal’s behalf.

Bode is a disabled actress and has been performing in several plays and musicals since the age of eight. little shop of horrors, the diviners, Peter Pan And mary poppins There are some notable performances. She has also trained in the arts and studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. In addition, Marissa’s self-written, self-directed, self-produced short film you are adorable Previously accepted into the 2021 Wisconsin Film Festival.

An audience and critic favorite across TV, film and streaming, Yang has solidified herself as one of the most innovative and unique voices in comedy. Emmy nominated for his performance saturday night livethey were seen on hulu fire islandas well as universal Brothers, He recently wrapped production on Universal’s untitled Please Don’t Destroy project. James has many credits on stage and screen, most recently on television. Ballad of Renegade Nell on Disney+ and Netflix Lockwood & Company,

Settle has received a Tony-nomination for the Broadway performance. hand on hardbody and was also seen on the film side The greatest showman. Teh is known for his UK musical theater credits happily we go together, king and meThin layer: me you we them And Carmichael can be seen in the upcoming live-action snow White Pic for Disney.

Bode is represented by DDO Artists Agency; Yang is represented by UTA, 3 Arts and attorney Isaac Dunham; James is represented by Pierce Nimmo Management & Authentic Management; Agreement by Creative Artists Management and Pakula King & Associates; Teh by Byron’s Management; Carmichael by Pierce Nimmo Management and Authentic Management.