Michelle Yeoh seems to be everywhere at once.
The ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ actress, who won an Oscar for the performance, has joined Jon M. Chu’s ‘Wicked’ movies, Variety reported Thursday.
Yeoh, 60, was cast as Madame Morrible, the principal of Shiz University’s Crage Hall. The Post reached out to a Yeoh representative for comment.
Wicked, a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, reveals how Elphaba became 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 scheduled to be released on Christmas 2024 and 2025.
Variety also reports that “Bridgerton” star Jonathan Bailey has joined the cast as Fiyero, while Broadway veteran Ethan Slater has taken on the role of Boq.
Jeff Goldblum is still in talks to play the magician, sources told the outlet.
Yeoh’s long résumé 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 exploring other universes.
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