Cynthia Erivo & Ariana Grande Tease ‘Wicked’ Release With Message To UK Audiences In Moments Worth Paying For Campaign

Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande will star in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Wicked, which will be released in theaters later this year.

The duo playing Elphaba and Glinda made an appearance in the Moments Worth Paying For campaign teasing the Jon M. Chu-directed film.

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“Seeing a film on the big screen, is an experience like no other,” Grande says with Erivo adding, “You can embark on any adventure.”

Grande continues, “Visit extraordinary new worlds,” and Erivo adds, “Even defy gravity.”

“With Wicked, everyone will have a chance to fly,” Grande says.

“So grab your friends and family and discover the spectacle only cinema can deliver,” Erivo says.

The Moments Worth Paying For campaign is driven by The Industry Trust, which aims to address film and TV copyright infringement and invite audiences to experience film through legitimate sources.

Wicked will release on November 22 in the U.S. and the U.K.

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Wicked will be released in two parts, with the second part of the film set for release on December 25, 2025. In a letter shared on social media, Chu explained why the decision was made to split Wicked into two films.

“As we prepared for this production over the last year, it became increasingly clear that it would be impossible to wrestle the story of Wicked into a single film without doing some real damage to it,” read the letter posted on April 2022. “As we tried to cut songs or trim characters, those decisions began to feel like fatal compromises to the source material that has entertained us all for so many years.”

Chu continued, “So we decided to give ourselves a bigger canvas and make not just one Wicked movie but TWO!!!! With more space, we can tell the story of Wicked as it was meant to be told while bringing even more depth and surprise to the journeys of these beloved characters.”

Wicked also stars Michelle Yeoh, Jeff Goldblum, Jonathan Bailey, Ethan Slater, Marissa Bode, Bowen Yang, Bronwyn James, Keala Settle and Peter Dinklage.

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