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Jon M. Chu’s praise for Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo will get you pumped for The Wicked Movie

Musicals have been experiencing a renaissance on the screen lately. Lin Manuel Miranda in the heights received critical acclaim upon its theatrical release and filmed version of hamilton was a big hit for the Disney + (e showed us the elements of the show that the soundtrack could not offer). Steven Spielberg walked sacred ground when he reinterpreted History of the west side for a new generation. The film was a love letter to Stephen Sondheim, who he died shortly before the film was released in theaters – and won a well-deserved Oscar for Ariana DeBose, a literal historical victory . Now we look forward to Jon M. Chu’s planned adaptation of the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award winner. Unpleasantand her recent accolades for her female roles will delight fans.

Unpleasant took a long trip to the theater, facing major setbacks to the directors who leave the feature film, or to the original stars Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth who are said to be but never officially hired. Eventually, the wheels started spinning on Jon. Two parts of Mr. Chu Unpleasant adaptation when officially in the cast of Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande in the lead roles, although the director has remained silent ever since. This is about to change. While speaking with Gossipify about running him as part of Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month, Chu discussed Unpleasant and its talented protagonists, telling us:

I spent the last year getting to know Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman, who wrote the book. Marc Platt (has) worked with our creative team. Paul Tazewell is in charge of the costumes. He did Hamilton and West Side Story. And we have (production designer) Nathan Crowley who did a lot of Chris Nolan stuff. I just did Wonka. … We have a great team and we create great things. And when you see Cynthia singing the songs, and when you see Ariana singing those songs, they perform it in a way I’ve never experienced in Wicked before. It means something different.

It goes without saying that Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande are incredibly talented singers who should be able to tackle the signing. Unpleasant songs like “Popular”, “I’m Not That Girl” and of course “Defying Gravity”. If you haven’t already, watch Erivo sing “Can’t Hurry Love” as part of Drew Goddard Bad weather at El Royale. Here I am and that’s it include it for you to give you goosebumps.

Original Unpleasant stars Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth have already expressed their support for the new ladies who fill the roles, and Erivo praised the chemistry he builds with Grande . Now it’s just up to Jon M. Chu to put his heart and soul into the production, and as he talked about the songs and the legacy, we realized how perfect he was for this concert. . Chu told Gossipify:

I like a lot of songs. All the songs! I don’t tell you my favorites yet. (Laughter) They will come. But I will say that I also love the show and understand the responsibility that this is the first time we will crystallize this show. So I’m not here to do the hip-hop version or a remixed version of the millennium. I’m here to honor what it is. But it is also 2022. Things have changed, perspectives have changed and the film is about perspective and change. And how hard it is to change, that sometimes you have to burst the bubble and go out and connect with the world. And sometimes that commitment means feeling angry. Maybe sometimes that commitment means feeling sad. Perhaps this commitment means that the Yellow Brick Road isn’t easy for you. What is out of the ordinary. It could be: “The magician will not solve all your problems”. It is up to us to confront ourselves. And I think those messages are very important today, and I can’t wait to express that in something like Wicked.

Now sit down. Evil: first part is in pre-production and will be released in theaters on December 25, 2024. Want to see something in the cinema before then? hit ours 2022 film release schedule and pick a feature today.

Source: Cinemablend

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