Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey has been forged reverse Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo within the upcoming Wicked film, director Jon M. Chu confirmed Wednesday.
Bailey is a recurring lead within the Netflix Bridgerton collection, the place he performs Anthony Bridgerton, and has additionally appeared on stage, most not too long ago within the West End manufacturing of Mike Bartlett’s play, Cock. He’s additionally appeared in musicals, together with the 2019 West End revival of Company. He will play Fiyero in Wicked.
Variety first reported that Bailey was in talks for the function, and Chu adopted up on Twitter to verify Wednesday, writing, “He’s perfect, they’re perfect. They’d be perfect together. Born to be forever….. I am too excited to pretend this hasn’t been happening. We have a Fiyero!”
As introduced in April, the Wicked film might be break up into two movies. The first movie is scheduled to debut in Dec. 25, 2024 and the second is scheduled for Christmas Day 2025.
Erivo is starring as Elphaba and Grande is starring as Glinda.
Universal has been creating the movie since 2004. The film, tailored from the novel by Gregory Maguire, is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz and follows the friendship between Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda the Good Witch. Fiyero is the primary love curiosity within the story.