Director Jon M. Chu has revealed a first look at his upcoming film version of the Broadway musical "Wicked," starring Ariana Grande as Glinda the Good Witch and Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba, the eventual Wicked Witch of the West.
"You weren't told the whole story. What happens when you veer off the Yellow Brick Road?" Chu wrote on Instagram. "FIRST LOOK of the #WickedMovie … currently in production in Oz."
The caption accompanied two darkly lit photos, one of which shows Erivo wearing her witch's hat and cape, holding a broom. She's turned away from the camera so we can't see her face.
The second photo shows Grande as the blonde Glinda, aka Galinda, climbing up a long staircase in a huge pink gown. Grande also posted the photo of herself on her own Instagram.
On April 3, Grande took to Instagram to commemorate the halfway point of making the film.
She wrote, "i hope this isn't all a dream because as present as i am attempting to be, it sure does feel like one. happy halfway to this most beautiful crew. my fellow Ozians. my heart will be stuck here forever."
The original release date for the first "Wicked" movie was set for December 2024 but Chu announced last month that the film's release has been moved to Nov. 27, 2024.