Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh to Star in Wicked Movies

We now know who will be playing everyone’s favorite “Head Shiztress” in the film adaptations of Wicked. Michelle Yeoh will star as Madame Morrible in the two Wicked films. Director Jon M. Chu, who worked with Yeoh in Crazy Rich Asians, took to social media to confirm the news.

Yeoh joins a cast that includes Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba, Ariana Grande as Glinda, Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero, and Ethan Slater as Boq, with Jeff Goldblum highly-rumored to be attached to the role of The Wizard.

Michelle Yeoh has had quite a year from her much-talked-about performance in the highly-acclaimed film Everything Everywhere All at Once to just recently being named 2022’s Icon of the Year by Time. She has already won multiple awards for Everything Everywhere All at Once, with many predicting an Oscar nomination in her near future.

The Wicked film will be directed by Jon M. Chu, who helmed the recently released In the Heights film adaptation. Original composer Stephen Schwartz will adapt the screenplay with Winnie Holzman, who wrote the book for the musical, and producer of the musical, Marc Platt, is set to produce the film. Wicked is now set to be released on successive Christmas holidays, with the first of the two coming to theaters December 2024.