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'Wicked' finally coming to the big screen in 2019

'Wicked' finally coming to the big screen in 2019

Anyone wondering about how Hollywood treats beloved, successful stage musicals and the time it takes to transform them into big-screen adaptations – here’s looking at you, “Hamilton” fans – may want to consider “Wicked.”

The show, a three-time Tony winner that tells the story of Oz before the arrival of Dorothy, premiered on Broadway in 2003. On Thursday, Universal Pictures announced a release date for the movie of Dec. 20, 2019.

The adaptation will be directed by Stephen Daldry,...

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