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‘Wicked’ Movie Gets 2019 Release Date

Wicked” will finally take flight in 2019.

The long-awaited “Wicked” movie adaptation will be released on Dec. 20, 2019, Universal announced on Thursday.

Stephen Daldry is directing and Marc Platt is producing the big-screen take on the hit Broadway musical and bestselling book. Both are also producing the long-running stage show.

The Tony Award-winning stage musical was adapted from Gregory Maguire’s bestselling novel, “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West,” by book writer Winnie Holzman and Oscar-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz, who are also collaborating on the screenplay adaptation.

“Wicked” is produced on Broadway by Platt, Universal Stage Productions, the Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

The original Broadway production about the untold story of the witches of Oz starred Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth. The show — now in its 13th year — has won three Tonys. It’s the 10th longest-running Broadway play of all time and has grossed more than $1 billion at the box office.

The play is an alternative telling of the 1939 classic movie “The Wizard of Oz,” which was based on L. Frank Baum’s 1900 story of the same name.

Universal’s “Mamma Mia” is the highest-grossing Broadway musical-to-movie adaptation of all time. It earned $609.8 million worldwide in 2008.

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