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Lea Michele & Harry Styles Rumored Frontrunners For The Wicked Movie! Get The Casting Deets HERE!

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It's finally happening! The first casting news for the Wicked movie is starting to buzz in our ears, and it's… kind of a mixed bag!

It looks like Lea Michele is the frontrunner for the role of Elphaba.

Being a dead ringer for the role's originator Idina Menzel (heck, she even played her daughter on Glee) makes Lea an obvious choice. We've even heard her knock Defying Gravity out of the park already!

But Harry Styles? According to an inside source, the One Direction star is the top contender to play Elphaba's love interest Fiyero? The source says:

"He's top of the Wicked team's wish list to play the romantic lead role of Fiyero. Moviemakers see him as a new Zac Efron and think he would be a perfect casting for a movie musical."

Honestly, we're just not feeling Harry on this one. You know who would be better than the "new Zac Efron?" The classic Zac Efron: Zac Efron!

Whom do U think they should cast in a Wicked movie?

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49 comments to “Lea Michele & Harry Styles Rumored Frontrunners For The Wicked Movie! Get The Casting Deets HERE!”

  1. bwaymum says – reply to this


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    Aren't we all rather sick of Lea Michele??? Plus she's like 5 feet tall. Isn't there anyone out there who has the balls to cast with some modicum of originality…?? Anyone..Anyone??

  2. lexie says – reply to this


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    No harry styles!!!!

  3. kacey says – reply to this


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    Lea - of course! If we can't have her back on Broadway, that's the next best thing.
    But Harry Styles? What? Lea would act and sing circles around him.

  4. sami says – reply to this


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    Lea Michele would be great and is the obvious choice. I think Aaron Tveit should return to play Fiyero on the big screen!

  5. Gunny says – reply to this


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    YES to Lea but neither of the boys.

  6. Gunny says – reply to this


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    bwaymum[/re] Who is your "we"? Lea is perfect. They should cast someone who can actually sing and act - This iconic role is original enough.



  7. 7

    I actually think this could work. I saw there musical in the Netherlands where that also cast a 'teenstar' pretty boy. And it worked well over there. We want something too look at that looks good.

  8. Bryce says – reply to this


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    I love Harry Styles, but boy can't act. Take the Best Song Ever MV into account. He was great as Marcel, an over the top character, but when he was playing himself I cringed for him. It was… over the top. He severely over acted. Fiyero may be over the top in the beginning of WIcked, but there is a lot of subtlety to his love story with Elphaba, and Harry wouldn't be able to do that justice in my opinion.

  9. emma says – reply to this


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    im a fan and know harry is the worst actor ever, we know it you know it he knows it but you still write it for ppl to focus even more on only harry while louis would actually be the one who could play the most in the band ohh media

  10. Linnea says – reply to this


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    Ok, I adore Harry (and the rest of 1D) but he can´t act for shit.

  11. mlyjn says – reply to this


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    Broadway.com posted a poll on if anyone wanted to see Harry Styles play Fiyero, and the answer was a resounding NO. Fiyero doesn't wear skinny jeans.

  12. Springawakener1 says – reply to this


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    Lea would be perfect but Jon Groff would be a a better fiyero

  13. bwaybaby says – reply to this


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    Lea and Aaron Tveit are the only choices (Jonathan Groff or Jeremy Jordan would be fine too as Fiyero but really there is no one else I can see playing Elphaba)

  14. bwaymum says – reply to this


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    Re: Gunny – Absolutely someone who can sing and act but after Lea is done with Glee,her album tour and the rumored Funny Girl run…it might be nice to have a fresh face. I'm sure there is more than one person who can play the part.

  15. Sophie says – reply to this


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    I think Lea Michele would be perfect we all know she can sing fantastically including two wicked numbers she has sung on glee, this would 100% be my choice. However even contemplating that Harry Styles or the un-watchable Zac Efron - who for me cannot act and voice would be like mine - and I cant sing - next to Lea Michele's is ridiculous. Get someone who can sing but still looks good enough to play the part. Lea YES, Zac Efron and Harry Styles a million times NOOOO!

  16. Gunny says – reply to this


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    Re: bwaymum – Of course there are others who could play that role, but Lea would likely be a bigger draw - more mane recognition. The FG revival might be a couple of years from now - Ryan and Lea are not in a hurry. But she does want to tour the summer after Glee is over. She would probably give that up for this role though - it's another of her dreams beside Fanny.

  17. Rebecca says – reply to this


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    I would much rather see lesser known stars or people straight from Broadway (I know Lea is but still) play these roles. There are lots of talented actors out there and it would be much less distracting from this beautiful story if we saw people in the movie who we didn't have preconceived ideas of.

  18. Monica says – reply to this


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    I don't want Harry styles to be in this I won't watch it if he is. they should cast someone else besides lea Michele just because she looks like idina-menzel doesn't mean she should get part of elphaba. They should cast unknown actors in the roles but I know they won't do it.

  19. Niyah says – reply to this


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    Harry does have talent, but compared to LEA MICHELE in a play like WICKED! Lea would make him look like dust! We all heard her MURDER defying gravity! 'Nuff said!

  20. Cheyenne Bianca Moore says – reply to this


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    Harry Styles and Lea Michele em be together

  21. JH Scot says – reply to this


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    OMG! Such a complete no-brainier!!! OF COURSE, Jonathan Groff!!

  22. Anna says – reply to this


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    Lea Michele is perfect! i absolutely love Harry but good lord this is not the role for him. I really hope that doesn't happen.

  23. Emily Gaddy says – reply to this


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    They should cast Aaron Tevit as Fiyero!



  24. 24

    I'm with bwaymum, it's very unoriginal casting. (Though I'm not a Gleek and I find Michele's voice grating) There is enough supporting cast that they could be creative with Nessarose, Boq, Morrible, Dillamond and The Wizard, get some big names in those roles, and then get someone with Broadway and screen cred like Aaron Tveit to play Fiyero, Galinda could be very famous or very qualified, and an unknown for Elphaba, just to add to the mystery of the Green Girl and all that. Lea Michele looks like Idina but that doesn't mean she's the best person for the role - Elphaba can be played by any nationality and that opens up the options so much more than some traditional roles have. I've heard Lea sing DG enough, have no need to hear it again.

  25. Minami says – reply to this


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    I'm excited to know who is to be casted as Glinda. My favorite character.

  26. kelly says – reply to this


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    Samantha Barks would be fabulous as Elphaba and Aaron Tveit would be a great Fiyero. Just saying.

  27. amelia david says – reply to this


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    NO!!! not harry styles. stay where you are in One Direction Harry

  28. not important says – reply to this


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    Re: Linnea – Honestly I don't know the musical really but what about Adam Lambert? He can act. He has ties with the musical and it would be nice to see someone who can actually sing like a Broadway performer. No hate please.

  29. kate says – reply to this


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    Aaron Tveit as Fiyero!

  30. KK says – reply to this


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    I've always dreamed of a Wicked Musical movie! Ever since seeing Wicked Live on Broadway with Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenawith. If it can't be Idina Menzel herself, then I definitely vote Lea Michele. She is an obvious choice, for obvious reasons. She deserves this role and would kill it! So excited for this movie.

  31. Ellie says – reply to this


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    I can't help but feel Lea looks about ten years older than Harry. She looks quite old for her age, whilst he looks quite young for his. It'd be a little awkward.



  32. 32

    totally agreed perez. the kid can sing but idk why they wouldnt want someone older and more experienced. he looks like a baby next to lea. makes no sense

  33. chellimichelle says – reply to this


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    lea michele would be perfect!! But harry style?? Never ever! I think maybe jonathan groff would be a good actor for the role! And who's gonna be glinda? Chris colfer maybe *lol* xD….but then the film always reminds you on glee…I'm really looking forward this movie. hopefully lea gets the role!

  34. Gillian says – reply to this


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    Why don't they just hire Idina Menzel??!! She's the best!

  35. Lovelikewhitney says – reply to this


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    Re: bwaymum

    I COMPLETELY agree with you. I'm sorry, but I refuse to watch Glee because 1.) It wasn't good after season 2 (at best) and 2.) Lea Michele is completely insufferable. If I know she's in something, I won't watch it because I'm so sick of seeing her everywhere. Personally, I think the girl who played Eponine in Les Miserables (I forget her name) would be a nice choice (and a much needed and welcomed change)

  36. Michael says – reply to this


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    Lady Gaga should be elphaba.

  37. Reign says – reply to this


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    The real Zac Efron

  38. Ruthie Lark says – reply to this


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    None of this! Are you people stupid! Aaron Tveit as Fiyero and Samantha Barks as Elphaba!

  39. Ruthie Lark says – reply to this


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    Re: bwaymum – I completely agree. I really think she's an awful performer. There is nothing special about her.

  40. Ruthie Lark says – reply to this


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    Re: kelly – Finally! Someone who gets it!

  41. Hunter says – reply to this


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    This should be the cast!
    Elphaba- Lea!
    Glinda- Megan Hilty or Ariana Grande
    Fiyero- Aaron Tveit or Kyle Dean Massey
    Nessarose- Sam Barks
    Boq- Skylar Astin

  42. laura says – reply to this


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    Even though this is some planted story to get a feel of the two stars, I would love to see Harry play that role, because I think he would actually do a great job. I dont know what peoples issues with this boy is, but I love a great under dog story and I would love for him to take on this role and hit it out of the park, just to shut people the fuck up. I want him to do what he does, and thats defy the odds and let the haters eat their own venom. There have been plenty of actors who started off with 0 acting experiece later in life and have been incredible., and so for those reasons alone I want him in this part. Now the reality is hes on tour, and anyone with any common sense knows you cant tour and complete a movie at the same time. The one thing that Ive noticed about Harry is that when he is challenged, he steps up to the plate and gets it done. Anything he puts his mind to he pulls off, so yeah I would love to see the many haters on this page put their foot up their own assholes!

  43. laura says – reply to this


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    Re: Hunter – I would jump out of a window if they picked any of these people on this rediculous list. I like the idea of Lea and Harry and despite this being a planted story, I would love the casting director to have some balls and actually cast them and let the chips fall will they may. Now of course they will have to do a chemistry test to see if both parties well.. have chemistry and can play opposit each other, and if they can add something extra to the role. I would like to see those two. Now personally I think the funny looking man who runs this site through those two names out just to get peoples reaction, and I dont think this is a really story. But if it is then I love the idea of Lea who can act and who can sing. And Harry has little acting experience but it really doesn't matter if he has what the director is looking for and can pull off the role, and he can sing. So I say let the haters hate and give the boy a chance, because at the end of the day the only opinion that matters is the directors and not a bunch of misfits giving there petty laced opinion. I hate snubs and people who cant be happy for other peoples success, that whats wrong with this world right now, to many unhappy haters.

  44. kimmy says – reply to this


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    Re: Ruthie Lark – There is nothing special about you hater! who the hell are you? who do you think you are? that girl can sing, dance, and act. And Harry well, he cant dance (thats a problem) but he can sing, and I believe he can act. I loved him on I carly, and I loved him in best song ever, and you know what he was suppose to play a hyped up ad exec or whomever. And to the idiot who said he didn't know how to play himself? you dont even know who he is, so how would you know hes over acting as himself. Congratulations you just won dumbest comment of the day.

  45. Laura says – reply to this


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    I think Lea is perfect for the role because we all know how she sings but… Harry? Hell to the no. I love him but let's be honest, no. I can't imagine it. Zac Efron it's not a bad choice…

  46. Charles says – reply to this


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    I think zac efron should be fiyero.

  47. rc says – reply to this


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    I think the original Broadway cast should be in the movie! Like Idina & Kristen! Like seriously. Lea's amazing but to be honest. I'd rather watch the movie with Idina and Kristen.

  48. rc says – reply to this


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    I think the original Broadway cast should be in the movie! Like Idina & Kristen! Like seriously. Lea's amazing but to be honest. I'd rather watch the movie with Idina and Kristen.

  49. punxy says – reply to this


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    I think they should consider the fact that Wicked is like Broadway ROYALTY in terms of musicals. I understand completely that Lea Michele is Broadway born, and can act. My problem with her is that her voice is just… too… "little". It just doesn't have that gravity defying power punch that you would want to hear come from Elphaba. I'm not entirely against her, I'd be fine if they cast her. Just not entirely satisfied. My problem is the fact that they're actually considering Harry Styles. Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan. BUT, He shouldn't even come to mind when casting. Oh sure, he's a teen heart throb and will do good for publicity. BUT… by casting him or even just THINKING of him, they're alienating a HUGE portion of the fan base — the musical theatre geeks , like me. I've also heard of talk about Zac Efron. Really? Is the singing actors that limited? Consider this if you want singing actors: Samantha Barks, Idina Menzel (though I've heard she's "too old"), Amy Adams, Jonathon Groff, Aaron Tveit, Darren Criss, etc. When Rent became a movie, they used all but 2 of the original Broadway cast. Why can't they do the same thing again or at least think of people such as Eden Espinosa, Shoshana Bean, Willemijn Verkaik, etc. If anyone dares THINK of using Amanda Seyfried as Glinda, I think I'll explode.
    My Point: Consider the other side of the fence when casting, PLEASE.