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'Wicked' movie adaptation in the works

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A movie based on the popular Broadway musical Wicked is reportedly in the works.

The show's producer Marc Platt, book writer Winnie Holzman and songwriter Stephen Schwartz are meeting with filmmakers to hash out a deal for a big-screen adaptation, reports Deadline.

The group is said to be meeting with directors including JJ Abrams, James Mangold, Ryan Murphy and Rob Marshall.

Universal is backing the project.

Wicked is a Wizard Of Oz prequel that is based on Gregory Maguire's novel Wicked: The Life And Times Of The Wicked Witch Of The West.

The tale follows the early relationship between Glinda the Good Witch and Elphaba the Wicked Witch.

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