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'Wicked' Composer Thinks Ariana Grande Should Be Considered for Role in Film Adaptation

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06:  Ariana Grande speaks onstage at Billboard Women In Music 2018 on December 6, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Billboard )
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It looks like pop superstar Ariana Grande is in the consideration for a role in the upcoming movie adaptation of the hit musical Wicked.

The composer of the wildly popular musical, Stephen Schwartz, told Gay Times that they’d “be fools” not to “seriously consider” the singer for a role in the upcoming film. However, he also added, "Ultimately, it won't be my decision."

"The Wicked movie is not quite far enough along yet for us to really be talking about specific casting, but obviously everyone is very aware of the presence in the world of Ariana Grande and her extraordinary talent," Schwartz added.

Last year, the pop singer showed her appreciation for the musical by performing a cover of "The Wizard And I" during NBC’s A Very Wicked Halloween special. According to Just Jared Jr., in a since-deleted Instagram post, Grande was extremely excited about the opportunity, saying she felt “grateful to have been a part of something so special.”

We're hopeful Ari will actually be able to score a role in the upcoming adaptation.