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‘Wicked’ movie musical to fly into theaters Christmas 2021

/ 04:27 PM February 09, 2019

FILE – In this June 6, 2004, file photo, actress Idina Menzel from the musical “Wicked” performs during the 58th Annual Tony Awards at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Universal Pictures said Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, that the long-awaited movie version of the hit musical “Wicked” will land in theaters on Dec. 22, 2021. It had originally been on the schedule for this December. The musical is a reimagining of “The Wizard of Oz” told from the perspective of the witches. Image: AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File

LOS ANGELES — The winds have changed again for the long-awaited movie version of the hit musical “Wicked”.

Universal Pictures says Friday that the film will land in theaters on Dec. 22, 2021. It had originally been on the schedule for this December.

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Stephen Daldry is still set to direct the film, with Marc Platt producing.

Based on a 1995 book by Gregory Maguire, “Wicked” is a reimagining of “The Wizard of Oz” told from the perspective of the witches.

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Winnie Holzman and Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz are reteaming for the screenplay adaption. Platt, Holzman and Schwartz all worked on the Broadway show which debuted in 2003. The original Broadway production went on to win three Tony Awards. MKH

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