TO LEAD 'WICKED' ADAPTATION?
According to latest rumours from Hollywood, impossibly talented and divinely gorgeous Nicole Scherzinger is currently the leading choice for the role of the green witch Elphaba in the Stephen Daldry helmed Winter 2019 movie adaptation of WICKED! She already gave legendary performances in Cats and Phantom of the Opera, and gave voice to Moana's mother last year. Below you can check out her ground breaking version of Sia's Never Give Up from Oscar nominated Lion.
WICKED spotlights the untold stories of Wizard of Oz's characters, namely the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friend, Glinda the Good Witch. It follows green skinned Elphaba through the life changing events which eventually label her WICKED also featuring spoiled rich girl Glinda, local prince and heartthrob Fiyero and even the Wizard of Oz himself. As Elphaba fights injustice and seeks to undo the mistakes of the past, dark secrets and personal tragedies shape the history of Oz!
'FANTASTIC BEASTS' SEQUEL
CALLUM TURNER JOINS THE CAST AS NEWT'S BROTHER
Meanwhile, the gorgeous villain we loved to hate in War And Peace, Callum Turner has joined the sequel FANTASTIC BEASTS 2 and will play Eddie Redmayne's character Newt Scamander's brother which is hardly surprising given that he's Eddie's lookalike! As you know Jude Law and Johnny Depp have already joined the cast, Jude as young professor Dumbledore and Depp as the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. David Yates is directing again and as it was previously announced that each of the potential five movies in the franchise will be set in another city, this one will have the story revolving in Paris which means we can expect magical beasts and monsters of French charms. The movie is set for November 2018!
'MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS'
MARGOT ROBBIE IS VIRGIN QUEEN
And the third stunner for today comes in the lovely blond form of Margot Robbie who has just been given the task of ruling England in historical movie MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS as the Virgin Queen Elizabeth! That is what 'Hollywood Reporter' writes today!
A few years ago I already informed you that the titular role of the unfortunate and tragic Scottish queen will go to Saoirse Ronan. Her efforts to try to throw down her aggressive cousin Elizabeth from the English throne and the ensuing battle between the two of them will be the main focus of the upcoming period set drama. Although Elizabeth eventually imprisons and beheads Mary, her son James I later gets the throne his mother coveted so much and becomes the king of England, Scotland and Ireland, after Elizabeth fails to give birth to her own heir. The movie has a female director Josie Rourke!