⭐ DIRECTOR STEPHEN DALDRY EXITS WICKED FILM ADAPTATION ⭐
Director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) has exited the long-awaited screen adaptation of the smash-hit stage musical Wicked, it has been announced.
According to Deadline: “the studio wants this movie mounted more quickly than Daldry was comfortable moving. Also, there was a shortage of stage space in London that will make it not possible to shoot the film there, something that was important to Daldry.”
Universal is back on the lookout for a new director, with the studio hoping to begin production late next year.
Composer Stephen Schwartz and book writer Winnie Holzman teamed on the script and Marc Platt, who produces the stage musical with David Stone, is lead producer on the film.
Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, the show is based on Gregory Maguire’s novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West and is adapted for the stage by Winnie Holzman.
That’s a real shame! ! ! Stephen Daldry is an incredible director.
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