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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