Universal’s feature adaptation of the Broadway smash Wicked will open on Wednesday Dec. 22, 2021, the studio announced this morning. Originally the musical was dated for Dec. 20, 2019, however, Tom Hooper’s Cats took over that date, and Wicked changed up its production schedule.
Stephen Daldry directs and Marc Platt (Into the Woods, Bridge of Spies) produces. Wicked is based on the three-time Tony Award-winning musical, adapted from Gregory Maguire’s bestselling novel by book writer Winnie Holzman with music by Godspell and Pippin maestro Stephen Schwartz. They are all working on the screenplay adaptation. Wicked tells the story of the witches of Oz before Dorothy dropped in.