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‘Wicked’: fans create petition asking James Corden not to be selected in adaptation

James Corden is one of America’s most charismatic and popular artists, and has even appeared in musicals such as “Cinderella” and “Cats”.

However, it seems that fans did not like her participation in these films very much.

And since the adaptation of ‘Wicked’ was announced by Universal Pictures, fans have worried that Corden will be cast.

With that in mind, a petition was even created on Change.org asking that the presenter not be invited to the feature.

To justify himself, the creator of the request only says that “James Corden should not be in or near the production of the film ‘Wicked’ under any circumstances. This is essentially it.

To date, the document has over 61,000 signatures.

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Keep in mind that ‘Wicked’ has already found its main characters and it looks like it will get the official green light soon.

Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo and Grammy-winning pop star Ariana Grande will star in the adaptation of the popular Broadway musical. Erivo will be Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West, while Grande will bring Glinda, the future Good Witch of the South to life.

On social media, the actresses gathered to celebrate the good news.

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Previously scheduled to start in March 2022 in Atlanta, recordings will now take place from June 2022 in the UK.

Jon M. Chu, known for his work on ‘In a New York City’ and ‘Rulners of the Rich’, is in charge of directing. Marc Platt and David Stone are the producers.

Based on the novel of the same name by Gregory Maguire, the tale recreates the fantastic world of Oz and chronicles the unlikely friendship of Elphaba, a green-skinned witch who would become the Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda (formerly called Galinda), the future Good Witch of the South (in the original novel).

In 2003 the book was adapted for the stage. The musical received critical and popular acclaim, and featured Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth in lead roles and earned Menzel the Tony Award for Best Actress. In 2016, the piece arrives in Brazil and conquers the hearts of the public.

Winnie Holzman, author of the theatrical reinterpretation, is still linked to the project.

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