Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey has joined the cast of Wicked, a Universal Pictures musical film directed by John M Chu of Crazy Rich Asians fame.
According to entertainment website Variety, Bailey was in talks to play the part of Fiyero in the two-part adaptation of the iconic stage production, and Chu followed suit on Twitter to confirm Wednesday.
“He’s perfect, they’re perfect. They would be perfect together. Born to be forever… I’m too excited to pretend this didn’t happen. We have a Fiyero!” Chu wrote.
Bailey joins previously announced cast members Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo, who play Elphaba and Glinda respectively.
Adapted from Gregory Maguire’s novel, Wicked is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz and follows the school-age friendship between Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda, the Good Witch. Fiyero is the main love interest in the story.
In addition to playing Anthony Bridgerton in the Netflix series ”Bridgerton”, Bailey most recently appeared in the West End production of Mike Bartlett’s play ‘Cock’.
The first part of “Wicked” is scheduled for December 25, 2024, followed by the second for Christmas Day 2025.
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