Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo are teaming up for the film and it’s honestly a match made in heaven (Picture: Getty)
The Wicked movie is about to have an absolutely magical cast as music legend Ariana Grande and acting royalty Cynthia Erivo have been cast in the lead roles.
Ariana will be taking on the role of Glinda, while Cynthia is playing Elphaba, with the pair announcing the exciting news on Instagram – and did someone make this match in heaven?!
The Thank U, Next singer, 28, shared a photo of herself in disbelief with her hands over her face, and a photo of a gorgeous bouquet of flowers sent to her by Cynthia, with a message reading: ‘The part was made for you.’
She went on to share a string of snaps of herself and Cynthia, 34, freaking out together over video call and it’s just the cutest.
Cynthia shared a similar string of photos, including a leafy bouquet from Ari, with a card that reads: ‘Honored doesn’t even begin to cover it. Can’t wait to hug you.’
We can’t handle this partnership!
Meanwhile, director Jon M Chu penned: ‘Goooood Newwwws!!! The incredible #CynthiaErivo and @ArianaGrande will be our Elphaba and Galinda in @WickedMovie @UniversalPics Get ready for a match up like you’ve never seen!!! In pink and green!!!’
Congratulations are definitely in order for the pair, with original Elphaba star Idina Menzel writing: ‘Congrats to two amazing women. May it change your lives for the better forever and ever as it has for us. So much love.’
Wicked, written as a prequel to the Wizard of Oz, tells the story of how Elphaba became the Wicked Witch of the West.
The original production hit Broadway in 2003, with Idina Menzel as Elphaba and Kristen Chenoweth as Glinda.
The film version has been in the works for years but has faced obstacles including director Stephen Daldry departing. Filming is reportedly set to start later this year.
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Ariana has often been open about her love for Wicked, stunning with a performance of The Wizard and I at the 15th anniversary of the show in 2018.
Meanwhile, Cynthia has been absolutely smashing it, set to star in countless upcoming productions, including in a new Luther movie.
Wicked does not yet have a release date.
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