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'Wicked' Movie on the Way?

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Jul 16, 2008 | 4:28am EDT

Smash-hit Broadway musical Wicked is set to become the latest stage show to be turned into a major movie.

Hot on the heels of ChicagoHairspray and Mamma Mia!, the Wizard of Oz-related musical is to be turned a new Universal film, with producers Marc Platt and Stephen Schwartz on board.

But Universal boss Donna Langley insists fans will have to wait some time to see the film--because Platt and Schwartz are determined to take their time to ensure the movie repeats the success of the New York show that inspired the project.

Langley tells Variety, "Our goal now is absolutely to make the Wicked film, but... Marc and Stephen Schwartz are very mindful of the right timing. But we're dying to do it."

Platt is currently working on the movie version of the musical Nine, starring Nicole KidmanDaniel Day-Lewis and Penelope Cruz.

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