The upcoming Bad The movies just made another incredible casting decision bringing Jurassic Park stars Jeff Goldblum in the series of musical adaptations. The actor and charismatic Hollywood icon is reportedly in final negotiations to join groups such as his Glinda and Wicked Witch by Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo in an important role.
Jeff Goldblum will play the Wizard. Yes, as in The Wizard of Oz Bad, who serves as the main antagonist in the popular Broadway musical. The actor is in “final talks” to join Jon M. Chu two parts for the favorite titleper Variety.
In addition to Goldblum’s remarkable achievements in film, the actor is a talented stage actor with numerous credits from Broadway to the West End. Jeff Goldblum also has a jazz band called Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. Additionally, if you are familiar with Bad, Goldblum’s charms fit right in with the Wizard’s character. It’s seriously inspired casting.
In Bad, the Wizard has three songs. He has a solo called “A Sentimental Man”, which appears towards the end of Act 1, and a duet with Elphaba (played by Cynthia Erivo) called “Wonderful” in Act II, which is also part of the first number “No one mourns the wicked.”
The Wizard is also a key character throughout the musical, meeting Elphaba and Glinda when they visit the Emerald City after the two polar opposite roommates become friends at school. After meeting Elphaba, who thinks of the Wizard as her personal hero, he invites her to be his personal assistant. This decision later leads to the creation of the Wicked Witch, which we won’t go into detail in case you somehow slept through the musical.
Before the news of Jeff Goldblum’s casting, it was announced just over a month ago BridgertonJonathan Bailey had boarded the Bad movie theater as Fiyero, Elphaba’s love interest. So far, that does it for Bad cast, which has reportedly gone into rehearsals and may begin filming soon, if Ariana Grande’s recent turn to blonde locks is any indication.
The Bad The film adaptation is split into two films, which was decided by the filmmakers after the musical was developed for film. Director Jon M. Chu shared that they realized that it would be “impossible” to fit the story into one film without “doing any real damage to it”. With that in mind, it looks like we’ll be getting the full musical between the two films.
Bad is set to hit theaters on December 25, 2024, with the second installment coming out the following year. While we wait for that day, look what upcoming movies of 2022 coming out this holiday season as it’s coming up soon.
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