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Michelle Yeoh will star as Madame Morrible in the upcoming film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical “Wicked.”
On Thursday, Variety confirmed that the Malaysian actor will play the cunning headmistress of Crage Hall at Shiz University. She will join several other big names, including Ariana Grande as Glinda, Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba and Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero.
Yeoh will finally reunite with Jon M. Chu, who is directing the film.
The two previously worked together on the hit 2018 film “Crazy Rich Asians,” where Yeoh plays Eleanor Sung-Young, the domineering mother of male protagonist Nick Young.
Just like the musical, the film adaptation of “Wicked” will explore the lives of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch before Dorothy Gale appears in the magical land of Oz.
Part 1 is scheduled to premiere on Dec. 25, 2023, while Part 2 will hit cinemas on Dec. 25, 2024.