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Michelle Yeoh joins ‘Wicked’ musical films in surprising role

New York Post logo: MainLogo New York Post 12/9/2022 Taylor Knight

Michelle Yeoh seems to be everywhere all at once.

The “Everything Everywhere All At Once” actress, who is earning Oscars buzz for that performance, has joined Jon M. Chu’s “Wicked” movies, Variety reported Thursday.

Yeoh, 60, has been tapped for the role of Madame Morrible, the headmistress of Crage Hall at Shiz University. The Post reached out to a Yeoh representative for comment.

Wicked,” a prequel to “The Wizard of Oz,” reveals how Elphaba turned into the Wicked Witch of the West and how Glinda became the Good Witch.

In Chu’s two-part adaptation, Ariana Grande plays Glinda and Cynthia Erivo transforms into Elphaba. The films are due out on Christmas in 2024 and 2025.

Variety is also reporting that “Bridgerton” star Jonathan Bailey has joined the cast as Fiyero while Broadway veteran Ethan Slater scored the part of Boq.

© Provided by New York Post Yeoh plays Evelyn Wang in “Everything Everywhere All At Once.”AP/Allyson Riggs © Provided by New York Post Jamie Lee Curtis and Michelle Yeoh in a scene from “Everything Everywhere All At Once.”AP/Allyson Riggs

Jeff Goldblum continues to be in talks to play the Wizard, sources told the outlet.

Yeoh’s lengthy resume includes Paramount+‘s “Star Trek: Discovery,” Netflix’s “The School for Good and Evil,” “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” where she plays Evelyn Wang, an immigrant trying to save the world by exploring other universes.


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