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Will Lea Michele Defy Gravity in Wicked Film? Creator Stephen Schwartz Spills Details

Will Lea Michele Defy Gravity in Wicked Film? Creator Stephen Schwartz Spills Details
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Will 'Glee' star Lea Michele play Elphaba in 3D?

Could Glee star Lea Michele try defying gravity on the big screen? Maybe so says Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz about plans for the film adaptation of his smash hit musical.

"Lea Michele is fantastic," Schwartz told Broadway.com, "and it'd be silly to say she wouldn't be under consideration [for the role of Elphaba]."

Schwartz also revealed to Broadway.com that the movie version may require audiences to put on 3D glasses to see the witches of Oz fly.

"It'll probably be in 3D because that's where all [movies] are going," Schwartz told us. "We're talking to a lot of potential directors, as a lot of people know, and I think we'll make a decision pretty soon." Among the considered directors is Glee creator Ryan Murphy, who already has experience adapting popular books for film with Running with Scissors and this year's Eat Pray Love. "We like Ryan and had a great meeting with him," Schwartz said of the director. "I've always been a big fan of his."

So if Murphy does turn out to be Wicked's cinematic wizard, it makes a lot of sense to cast his super-popular, Emmy-nominated Glee star Michele as the green girl. But don’t line up for popcorn yet. Schwartz explained that Wicked fans should be patient since the film is still in very early development. "It's a twinkle in our eye," he said.

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