Bridgerton actor Jonathan Bailey, who we additionally know from Broadchurch and Crashing, has all however signed on the dotted line to star in director Jon M. Chu’s large display adaptation of the Broadway hit musical, Depraved. Chu Tweeted:
“He’s excellent, they’re excellent. They’d be excellent collectively. Born to be eternally….. I’m too excited to faux this hasn’t been occurring. Now we have a Fiyero!!!! #JonathanBailey #Depraved.”
Bailey will play Fiyero within the two-part characteristic adaptation headlined by Ariana Grande as Glinda and Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba. The Common Footage movies are set for launch on Christmas in 2024 and 2025.
Depraved is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, telling the story of how Elphaba grew to become the Depraved Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.
Chu wrote in an announcement when asserting the two-parter:
“We determined to offer ourselves an even bigger canvas and make not only one ‘Depraved’ film however two! With extra space, we are able to inform the story of ‘Depraved’ because it was meant to be instructed whereas bringing much more depth and shock to the journeys for these beloved characters.”
Stephen Schwartz, who penned the music and lyrics to the unique Broadway present, is adapting the Depraved screenplay with Winnie Holzman.
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