Ethan Slater Joins The 'Wicked' Movie As Boq

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In a report by Variety, Ethan Slater has been cast as Boq in the upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway hit musical Wicked. As previously announced, Jon M. Chu will direct the two-part movie musical that will star Ariana Grande as Glinda, Cythina Erivo as Elphaba and Johnathan Bailey as Fiyero.

Set as a prequel to “The Wizard of Oz,” the Tony Award-winning musical Wicked tells the story of everything leading up to Dorothy’s arriving in Oz and the developing friendship between Glinda and Elphaba. The two-part film adaptation is scheduled for a release Christmas 2024 and 2025 is based on a screenplay by the musical’s book writer Winnie Holzman (“My So-Called Life”) and Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (“Godspell,” “Pippin”), who adapted Gregory Maguire’s bestselling novel “Wicked” for the stage musical.