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Wicked Taking Steps Toward the Big Screen

J.J. Abrams, musical director?

Wicked's musical producer Marc Platt, book writer Winnie Holzman, and songwriter Stephen Schwartz have reportedly started to meet with filmmakers to talk about turning the Tony-winning musical into a movie. Among the contenders? Lost's J.J. Abrams, Glee's Ryan Murphy, and Nine's Rob Marshall. The film will be made at Universal, which produced the stage musical. While a Lost-like Wicked sounds awesome, the Glee cast's "Defying Gravity" performance might give Murphy a leg up. [Deadline]

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