Jonathan Bailey in Talks to Join ‘Wicked’

Jonathan Bailey is set to join the cast of Wicked.

Variety reports that Bailey will join the cast of the Wicked films as Fiyero. The two films will star Ariana Grande as Glinda and Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba and hail from director Jon M. Chu. Stephen Schwartz who was behind the lyrics and music for the Broadway show is penning the script with Winnie Holzman.

News that Wicked would be split into two films came in April, with Chu noting two movies allowed for the story to be told properly. “With more space, we can tell the story of ‘Wicked’ as it was meant to be told while bringing even more depth and surprise to the journeys for these beloved characters.”

Bailey is perhaps best known for his role as Lord Anthony Bridgerton in Netflix’s Bridgerton. He has also appeared in shows like Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Broardchurch and Crashing. On the film side, Bailey has appeared in Testament of Youth, The Mercy and Best Birthday Ever.

The movies are being produced by Marc Platt via his Universal production banner, Marc Platt Productions, and David Stone. While Universal’s senior executive vice president of production Erik Baiers and vice president of production development Lexi Barta are on board to oversee the films.

The Wicked movies are currently slated to hit theaters on Christmas in 2024 and 2025.

Source: Variety.

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