“Oh, I’ve thought about this a number of times,” you say, pausing while scrolling through your Google Reader. “I’d cast Anne Hathaway as Glinda (the “good” witch) and Anne Hathaway as Elphaba (the “bad” witch). The thing about the Broadway musical is that there is no way for Anne Hathaway to play both parts, which is the possibly the #1 fault of the Broadway musical (as an art form), but doing a movie would make it possible. That is my answer.” Bad answer! But you might have a while to think about it, based on this interview with Universal chairman Adam Fogelson. From The Hollywood Reporter, via Vulture:
Wicked has been an enormous win for this company [Universal is majority owner of the Broadway musical]. The way it works, we should be in agreement together on when the right time to do this is. But I will tell you I believe that we are collectively moving toward Wicked coming to the screen sooner rather than later.
I believe that we are collectively moving toward a situation wherein the possibility of a Wicked movie might be enormously worthwhile, fantastic synchronicity, paid parking, and also dine-in Tuesdays. But for whenever it does happen: WHO MAKES UP YOUR DREAM WICKED CAST, FOR THE TWO MAIN CHARACTERS SPECIFICALLY? (I assume you are all familiar with Wicked, yes?) (There is a good witch and a bad witch?) (When I saw it on Broadway Chevy Chase was seated in front of me and I touched his jacket?) (Right.) My dream duo would be Vincent Gallo (Glinda) and St. Vincent (Elphaba) or maybe Bjork and Elizabeth Olsen. Or Emma Stone and Helena Bonham Carter. How about you, though?