‘Into the Woods’ director Rob Marshall has revealed that he has had discussions about overseeing the ‘Wicked’ movie.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker, whose previous screen musicals also include ‘Chicago’ and ‘Nine’, said that he has talked to ‘Into the Woods’ producer Marc Platt (who is also shepherding the ‘Wicked’ film) about bringing the story of Elphaba and Glinda to the big screen, reported Digital Spy.
The Wicked stage show, based on music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and the book by Winnie Holzman, is an alternate take on the classic film ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and L Frank Baum’s stories. The stage show premiered in 2003 and is still running at Broadway’s George Gershwin Theatre and London West End’s Apollo Theatre. Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth originated the roles of Elphaba and Glinda respectively.