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No One Mourns The Wicked

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Very exciting news musical theater lovers!!!

Finally, a feature film adaptation of the Broadway smash Wicked is in the works.


Some names that we could easily see playing either role are: Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Emmy Rossum, Kristen Bell and…..

Who would U love to see in the film????

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697 comments to “No One Mourns The Wicked

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  1. Excit says – reply to this


    I agree Idina and Kristin should definetly be the leads in the movie. There was a rumour that Spears wanted to be in it but I think that would ruin it.

  2. Jenni says – reply to this


    Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenowith!!!!!!!!!! No one would do it better than those two! It's the same as RENT!

  3. Lauri says – reply to this


    I would probably only TRULY support the movie if they cast the original broadway cast in the movie- AT THE BARE MINIMUM bring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth back. They deserve it and made the show what it is today.

  4. Shelb says – reply to this


    I am so stoked to hear about this, but it would be amazing if they were able to do what RENT was able to do and bring back most of the original cast. Since Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth are doing movies now anyways….it would be so AMAZING, Perez you made my day!

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    um how about IDINA MENZEL AND KRISTEN CHENOWETH since they're both movie actresses!

  7. Dr. Z says – reply to this


    GET THE ORIGINALS! If they did it for RENT, (except for 2 of them) they can do it for Wicked. Cheno and Idina were amazing.

  8. marin says – reply to this


    oh GAWD. this is gonna be a train wreck.

    Eden espinoza and kristin chenoweth. maybe they can save it.

  9. Nicki says – reply to this


    Omg…..that's is Amazing….I am sooo excited to see it!!!!

  10. Regan says – reply to this


    Megan Hilty and Idina menzel should reprise the roles of Galinda and Elfeba for the movie version. They are FREAKIN awesome!!! Megan is even better than Kristin Chenowith as Galinda…so funny and younger than Kristin. idina Menzel has the most tear inducing voice ever! When she sings Defying Gravity I can weep like a baby.
    I CANNOT WAIT for this film!!!!!!!

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  12. cas says – reply to this


    duh- idina and kristin! people who can actually sing!

  13. Diana says – reply to this


    WOOO, Finally, it's been announced and I don't have to wonder if the rumours are true anymore cos they are!!! YAYAYAY!!

    Well, I can see Kerry playing Elphaba FOR SURE!!!!!! Can they wear wigs in films??? I've gotten so wrapped up in the theatre world, I've forgotten how they do hair and make-up in the TV/Film world!!! lol

    So yeah, it'll have to be either Kerry Ellis - Dianne Pilkington or Kerry Ellis - Kristin Chenoweth as Elphie and Glinda!!!!!

  14. dana says – reply to this


    oh dear god! i doubt the originals would all come back, but of course that is a first choice. if not, LOVE the emmy rossum idea

  15. steph says – reply to this


    I vote mandy moore

  16. Lorie says – reply to this


    Ok, Perez…I love all the actors you threw out there, but, being a Broadway buff, I have to say HOW ABOUT PEOPLE WHO CAN ACTUALLY SING???? There's no Wicked fan out there that would say the film stars should be anyone other than Idina and Kristin. DUH.

  17. Megha says – reply to this


    Wicked as a movie would be sick! I definetly think they should keep Kristen Chenowith as Glinda and maybe bring in Mandy Moore as Elpheba or maybe Emmy Rossum. How exciting!!!

  18. Gina says – reply to this


    How about Idina Menzel, the incredibly talented woman who won a Tony for this on Broadway!!!!!

  19. guest says – reply to this


    have you ever even LISTENED to the obc recording?! you have to be able to sing to do this show. fuck.

  20. Theat says – reply to this


    Sorry, Perez–you're off on this one. As everyone else has already said, it must be Kristin and Idina (or Eden Espinoza and Megan Hafferty–they rock, too).

  21. ilana says – reply to this


    there would be no ohter person but kristen chenoweth and idina menzel they are so great together. they made the play what it is. i can't wait i have seen the play 3 times.

  22. Kiki says – reply to this


    Ok Perez. Enough with obsessing over Anne Hathaway. She's really not a great actress man, I think she definetly has potential and she was good in the Princess Diary kiddy films but put her in more adult films like Becoming Jane or Get Smart and you can see the lackluster personality and the fear she has onscreen of going too far, it's like she's afraid to look stupid so she holds back so much. Girl needs to break out of her shell…maybe it's b/c of all the personal drama with that asshole bf of hers but anyway, that's my 2 cents.

  23. Skiii says – reply to this


    Kristin is nearly 40, it'd be hard work making her look like a college student.
    Same with Idina, too old to play Elphaba.

  24. sophr says – reply to this



  25. Rosie says – reply to this


    I will love to see the originals, of course, Ida Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth!!! I can not imagine who else can sing and perform like them. I am a huge fan of this musical and the last thing I want to see is someone not do the soundtrack justice.

  26. Jilli says – reply to this


    I think it should be the original 2- Idina and Kristen! If not them, then 2 other broadway actresses. We don't want another "Phantom" movie, with 2 leads that can't really sing!

  27. ahh says – reply to this


    kristin chenowith duh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Maddi says – reply to this


    They should just use the original cast instead of Hollywood people who can't sing!

  29. cruel says – reply to this


    Kristin Bell !!!
    Anne Hattaway !
    What a duo it could be !

  30. jacs says – reply to this


    awesome news at last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. hanna says – reply to this


    kristin and idina! doh! anyone else would just kill it!

  32. John says – reply to this


    Idina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth should obviously do it, they were the original cast members.

  33. Sara says – reply to this


    Are we sure this is a movie based on the play and not the book? I read the book and saw the play and they are both great but VERY different. The play is an upbeat musical with a happy ending. The book is pretty philosophical and touches on stereoptypes and racism and has a tragedy ending. If movie is based on the play, then I'm all for the Idina and Kristin reprising their roles. If it's based on the book, I think Reese Witherspoon or Kirstin Dunst would be great for Galinda and Natalie Portman for Elphie.

  34. Rebec says – reply to this


    the OBC should be the only ones in the movie! Idina menzel, kristen Chenoweth, Joel Grey, and everyone else. no one esle better play elphaba and glinda other than idina menzel!

  35. loool says – reply to this


    lmao check all the losers thinking Idina and Kristin should do it just because they were the originals hahaha

  36. Jazze says – reply to this


    Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth all the way - nobody can out sing either of them, especially Idina!

  37. erin says – reply to this



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    Emmy Rossum.
    She is much more talented the the others listed.
    Proof? Phantom of the Opera

  39. Liz says – reply to this


    Kristen Chenoweth and Idina Menzel better be playing their original characters!

  40. Meg says – reply to this


    Idina and Kristen are a must. Rent had the original cast minus one member and it was almost as good as when it debuted. Wicked just wouldnt be the same without those leading ladies!

  41. I LOV says – reply to this


    obviously the original cast needs to do it. No one could come close to their performances. Both have been in films before so taking their act to the silver screen wouldn't be a big stretch.

    SO exciting!!!

  42. amy says – reply to this


    Bethany Joy Galeotti. She's stuck on a dumb teen show at the moment, but she can actually act and has a stunning vocal range.

  43. C says – reply to this


    Hi… obviously Idina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth. It's a no brainer. If producers are smart they go for the orginal cast and not big huge celebs with marginal talent.

  44. Emma says – reply to this


    Kristin and Idina! The originals are always the best! It worked wonders for Rent. If not, use Reese Witherspoon as Ga-Linda (hah) and maybe… you know what, I can only see Idina as Elphaba. KEEP THE ORIGINAL GIRLS!

  45. Krist says – reply to this


    The cast should be the original. No question.
    Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel have both said numerous times that they would Love to do the movie version of Wicked.
    So is there really any question??!?!?
    If not I don't think they should use stars.
    Stick to people that know the material.
    Julia Murney? Stephanie J. Block?
    Megan Hilty?

    Those would be okay, but don't go hollywood for this.
    If too many stars are cast I won't see it.
    I love the musical to death but I refuse to watch it fall to pieces becuase talentless actors were cast instead of the original cast.

  46. Kathy says – reply to this


    YAAAYAYAYYAYAYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm SO EXCITED!!!!

  47. laur says – reply to this


    you perez!

  48. umm.. says – reply to this


    yeahh. i'm gonna go.. kristin chenowith and idina menzel. i mean, movies based on musicals turn out a lot better when the cast of the play is in it.

    like, hello, rent?

  49. clair says – reply to this


    this could potentially be good news but it worries me. Wicked is an incredible musical and using sell-out actresses like mandy moore or anne hathaway would absolutely butcher it and make it a stupid chick flick, and any wicked fan should know its so much more than that. if the producers decide to use actresses who can sing as well as Kristen Chenoweth and Idina Menzel then it will be good.. otherwise, no.. not going to happen.

  50. Jenni says – reply to this


    Re: Jen – I completley agree. Why can't we just have them do it…no one will be able to do it better.

  51. elena says – reply to this


    bethany joy galeotti

  52. Damie says – reply to this


    Im sorry but I don't think I could see it UNLESS Idina & Kristin reprise their roles!!!

  53. mimi says – reply to this


    kristin & idina. that's it. no question.

  54. Idina says – reply to this


    umm ok why wouldn't Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth doing it!!!! who cares about the rest of them I want Idina and Kristin!!! the origional Broadway cast is amazing, Idina Menzel is the best Elpheba there ever was and ever will be! This sucks this makes not even want to see it if Idina and Kristin aren't in it! ugh!!!!!!!!!!!! soooo annoying I don't get why they have to get movie stars who barely have half the talent of Idina and Kristin do the movie just because they are big name stars! I mean can they even sing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Idina and Kristin are the best!!! CHENZEL FOREVER!!!

  55. CC says – reply to this


    Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenowith should be the only ones offered the roles as they embody them 100% if you put in someone who can't sing would ruin such a wonderful and brilliant musical!

  56. erin says – reply to this


    Idina and Kristen are the ONLY ones who should be considered! They ARE the whole damn show!

  57. bam says – reply to this


    as long as idina is in it, it will be awesome. if not… the singing will be horrid

  58. kirst says – reply to this


    thats so sick!
    i love the Wicked!
    i think that Joe Jonas would make a good Fiero. :P

  59. Zai says – reply to this


    Idina Menzel, no question about it!!!

  60. broad says – reply to this


    Hay guys… Just FYI the two leads have to be able to sing… Mandy Moore would be a phenomenal galinda yes guys its with a Ga!
    Emmy is amazing t she's not really pop Broadway vocaly. She could try to play elphie but I think casting the originals k and I would be way smarter or take a brand new talent like Emmy was in phantom.
    This is going to be the best movie!!

  61. frank says – reply to this


    OMG i would love to see Anne Hathaway and Kristen Bell that would be amazing!!!!!!!! anne would only need a little training cuz she's got the voice she just needs to really learn how to use it! but that would crack-delish!!!!

  62. frank says – reply to this


    Re: Maky – r u kidding she is an absolutely fantastic singer go rent Reefer Madness the musical she has an outstanding voice she's done off-broadway shows… and she is a strong high soprano she's more than capable! and the only issue w/ idina is she's almost too old to do it on stage let alone on film the camera is NOT her friend it add at-least 10 years to her face she is meant for the stage!!!

  63. frank says – reply to this


    Re: Jenni – yeah and look how well that did! it got absolutely no recognition cuz it isn't a challenge for the Original broadway cast of a show to just step right back into the roles they created they had there fame from b-way… let some1 else have a chance…plus idina sounds like a cat being put through a blender when she sings… just sayin

  64. Jess says – reply to this


    PLEASE no stars in the cast. If anyone, please cast someone who actually knows how to sing. I said it. Maybe someone like Stephanie Block, amazing Elphaba, or Megan Hilty as Glinda. Kendra Kassebaum? But seriously, what is the rush to create a Wicked movie yet anyway? *rolls eyes* ridiculous, that's what this is.

  65. Jess says – reply to this


    Re: Linds – um no.

  66. fermi says – reply to this


    megan hiilty


    eden espinosa.

  67. maris says – reply to this


    i would LOVE to see reese witherspoon as GAlinda!!!

  68. Jenn says – reply to this


    Idina and Cheno! Both have done more than Broadway - Cheno's freakin Emmy nominated - and we obviously know that they can sing (so no Rosario Dawson disaster a la Rent). MAKE THE SMART CHOICE HERE PEOPLE!

  69. elena says – reply to this


    bethany joy galeotti because is an amazing singer and actrice

  70. Oli W says – reply to this


    I think that Kristin Chenoweth, without a doubt should reprise her role as Glinda. I also think that either Idina Menzel OR Kerry Ellis should play Elphaba.They are both amazing and nobody can do it better than them. They can cast whoever the hell they want for the other roles. Maybe Zac Efron as Fiyero:D but he might be too young? I hope that this film is kiss ass because otherwise it will ruin the musical. I cant wait for this:)

  71. Dani says – reply to this


    Both Idina and Kristen have been in movies. Why not let the actresses play their roles? I can't see anyone else taking their places…

  72. Erika says – reply to this


    Bethany Joy Galeotti! She is an AMAZING singer/actress!
    she would do an awesome job!

  73. Taylo says – reply to this


    Mrs. Hathaway

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  75. :D says – reply to this


    I see alot of people against Anne Hathaway. Doesn't anyone know she's a pretty well trained soprano? I think she'd be great as Glinda. Though, Laura Bell Bundy definitely has that Glinda personality.
    But I think the rest of those girls seem too sweet for the role of Elphaba. Though you never know. People always surprise you.
    Also, "Defying Gravity" will never be as breathtaking on the big screen as it is live. Sorry but really, it never will. My jaw was through the floor the first time I saw that.

  76. britn says – reply to this


    The original cast should be in the movie, there is no question about it!!! If they put movie stars in this movie i am sure a lot of people will be very angry. People who were trained for broadway should be in a broadway movie!!! If they cast people like Anne Hathaway they will make a big mistake because the original cast was the best of the best they dont need movie stars in a broadway play!!!

  77. Molly says – reply to this


    umm lets see the original cast… idina Menzel and kristen chenoweth

  78. katie says – reply to this



  79. Canso says – reply to this


    Idina and Kristin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  80. moe says – reply to this


    they should have the original cast of wicked from broadway?
    just like RENT. they have all the original cast, except for rosario dawson, who she doesnt really counts. idina mentzel and chenoweth would be perfect.

  81. kpark says – reply to this


    it has to be idina menzel and kristin chenoweth!

  82. Holly says – reply to this


    I refuse to see the movie unless Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel reprise their roles. It's meant to be that way. But seriously, I think we should leave theatre in the theatre and leave Hollywood out of it! So much will be lost in the transition to the big screen. But according to Gregory Macguire they have been in the works with the movie since the book came out and he thinks it will still be another 4-5 years until it is actually made.

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  84. lulu says – reply to this


    of course the original cast. i just saw wicked at the pantages 2 weeks ago. it was great.the original cast would be awesome. i like both teal wicks and idena to play the wicked witch they both did a great job on stage. but out of the good witches between Kristin Chenowith or erin mackey…..i would definitely choose ERIC mackEY. i think she played a better good witch. i saw them both perform and ERIC was more bubbly and out there. i liked her "swoosh swoosh" act with the hair flipping before she sane "popular". if they cant do it i was thinking someone who already knows how to swing. for the wicked witch maybe Kristy carolson Romano. she did beauty and the beast on stage which means she can swing she may of killed her chances when she played shia leboufs older sister in Disney even Stevens show. but hey goota give the girl a chance. for the good witch i think maybe Britney snow who did hairspray or Amanda seyfried. Amanda just played Sophie in mama mia the movie. she can sing and act. we all know she can be bubbly. remember she played the dumb plastic in 2004's mean girls(the one who thought her boobs told the weather).

  85. LU says – reply to this


    DUH! KRISTIN should be Glinda - she is the best one ever and she's been in films before -
    KRISTIN 4 GLINDA!! WHo's with me guys????
    I think we should make a potition and send it to the film makers!!!

    Erm, Elphaba…Kerry Ellis???

  86. Brand says – reply to this


    The original broadway cast except for Idina Menzel. Her voice is tired and weak. I would say put in Julia Murney. With her sharp features she looks perfect for the part. Also consider Annaleigh Ashford for Glinda.

  87. brisa says – reply to this


    I am SOO excited! BUT! Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel all the way!! And if not, Eden Espinoza and Megan Hilty, and other Elphabas or Glindas. That's the best thing to fo to have a successful production!! If not, it'll suck! I can't see anyone else playing their roles better than the originals! What's up with Anne Hathwaway and all those other ppl!! And c'mon, Megan Fox! NOO!

  88. TJ says – reply to this


    Cheno and Idina!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  89. tobes says – reply to this


    first of all anne hathaway and mandy moore both cant act, and there is NO WAY mandy could handle the songs without turning them popish. Emmy Rossum's look is to sweet to play either lead, but she could possibly play Idina's sister, no problem. Now I dont know who this Kristen bell is so I have nothing to say about her. But of course I would love to see Kristen and Idina. Idina did Rent why wouldnt she do this one?

  90. emily says – reply to this


    I can't see anyone else doing it but the original cast idina menzel and kristen chenoweth. If they don't get it I'm going to be pissed/

  91. amie says – reply to this


    Bethany Joy Galeotti!

  92. Ashle says – reply to this


    I don't know whether to be excited about this news or completely scared.

  93. madde says – reply to this


    It's going to SERIOUSLY SUCK if Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth are not the two leading ladies. Seriously. seriously seriously suck.

    make them the leads!!!

  94. ilove says – reply to this


    are you kidding me? anyone other than the original broadway cast playing in the movie would be a complete travesty to the absolute amazingness that is wicked the musical… idina menzel, kristin chenoweth, joel gray, the friggin works… anyone else… gag me.

  95. popta says – reply to this


    Def, Marla Mindelle. WHen Cheno heard Marla sing at CCM, all she could say was, "WOW, WOW." Told Marla she would be big.

  96. MKE says – reply to this


    It depends on whether the movie is a musical or not (it should be). If it is then totally the original cast. If its like the book(which i hated) than maybe reese witherspoon as glinda and i dont know for elphaba but NOT anne hataway

  97. Vivia says – reply to this


    Idina Menzel has to play Elphaba
    Kristin Chenoweth has to play Galinda

    ORIGINALS ARE A MUST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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