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'Wicked' director confirms casting of 'Bridgerton' actor Jonathan Bailey

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Jonathan Bailey is set to star in the movie musical "Wicked." File Photo by Neil Hall/EPA-EFE
Jonathan Bailey is set to star in the movie musical "Wicked." File Photo by Neil Hall/EPA-EFE

Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Director Jon M. Chu has confirmed that Bridgerton actor Jonathan Bailey will play a pivotal role in his upcoming two-part movie musical, Wicked.

"He's perfect, they're perfect. They'd be perfect together. Born to be forever..... I am too excited to pretend this hasn't been happening. We have a Fiyero!!!! #JonathanBailey #Wicked," Chu tweeted Wednesday, along with a media report about the casting.

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The Wizard of Oz prequel will star Ariana Grande as Glinda and Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba.

The first part of Wicked is scheduled to debut Dec. 25, 2024, and the second is slated for Christmas Day 2025.

Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, a stage production of Wicked has played on Broadway since 2003.

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