Malaysian star Michelle Yeoh teams up with Ariana Grande for 'Wicked' film


Michelle Yeoh will star alongside Ariana Grande in the upcoming fantasy film, 'Wicked'. Photos: AP

Malaysian actress Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh continues to make news in the entertainment world.

Yeoh, who was recently named as Time magazine's Icon Of The Year, is set to star in the film adaptation of the award-winning Broadway musical, Wicked.

The 60-year-old is set to star alongside Grammy-winning singers Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo, Emmy-nominated actor Jeff Goldbum, Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey and Tony-nominated actor Ethan Slater.

Yeoh will play as Madame Morrible, the headmistress of the school where Elphaba (Cynthia Erivo) and Glinda (Ariana Grande) are students.

Director Jon M. Chu, who helmed the hit film Crazy Rich Asians, confirmed the news on Twitter.

"It took one tweet to convince the ICON (and dear friend) #MichelleYeoh to play our Madame Morrible in the #WickedMovie.

"Am I the luckiest director in the world to get to work with her again? Spoiler alert: yes I am. Welcome to Shiz," the 43-year-old filmmaker wrote.

Michelle Yeoh and Ariana Grande reposted the Instagram Story of director Jon M. Chu gushing over Yeoh's addition to the cast. Photos: Michelle Yeoh/Instagram and Ariana Grande/InstagramMichelle Yeoh and Ariana Grande reposted the Instagram Story of director Jon M. Chu gushing over Yeoh's addition to the cast. Photos: Michelle Yeoh/Instagram and Ariana Grande/Instagram

He also took to Instagram to gush over Yeoh's addition to the cast. His Instagram Story was reposted by both Yeoh and Grande.

Wicked tells the story of how Elphaba turned into the Wicked Witch of the West and how Glinda became the Good Witch.

The two-part movies are slated for a cinema release in December 2024 and 2025.

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