Saturday, October 16, 2010

Lea Michele Might Be More Wicked Than We Thought

As i think I posted a few months ago, there is a film version of the Broadway mega-hit Wicked in the works.  The new buzz around town is that Lea Michele, musical theater actress extraordinaire, may be taking on the lead role of Elphaba -- the one we all know as the Wicked Witch of the West who, according to this version of the tale, may not be so wicked after all.  Stephen Schwartz, who composed the show's score, has said that nothing is set in stone yet, but that "Lea Michele is fantastic and it'd be silly to say that she would not be under consideration."  Adding to Lea's case is the fact that one of the frontrunners to direct the project is Ryan Murphy, creator and sometimes director of the hit musical TV series Glee, who recently helmed the film version of the novel Eat, Pray, Love.  Given the connection between the two, if Murphy signs on, Michele would not be too far behind.  Adding to the buzz mill, there are also rumors circulating that the movie may be filmed in 3D to enhance scenes in which the witches of Oz fly.

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