Jeff Goldblum is in talks to join the Wizard of Oz prequel movie Wicked as the wizard himself.
By Douglas Helm | Posted
Jeff Goldblum could be heading to Oz as Variety recently reported that the jurassic park the actor is in final talks to join the next Nasty adaptations like the wizard itself. The John M Chu adaptations of the musical Nasty will be two movies slated for Christmas 2024 and 2025 release dates. The two-part film comes to us from Universal Pictures.
Jeff Goldblum is the latest addition to the cast of Nasty films with Jonathan Bailey recently cast in the role of Fiyero. The lead roles will be played by Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo as Glinda and Elphaba, respectively. If you are unfamiliar with the Broadway musical, Nasty is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz which follows the life of Elphaba before she became known as the Wicked Witch.
Jeff Goldblum seems like the perfect person to play the enigmatic Wizard of Oz. While nothing is set in stone yet, hopefully they can close the deal and get Goldblum on board. During this time, the Nasty The musical is doing its own Broadway tour, so you can catch the production on stage while we wait for the movies to come out.
Recently, Jeff Goldblum reprized his role as Ian Malcolm in the latest entry in the Jurassic World franchise, Jurassic World: Dominion. Although reviews for the film were mixed at best, it was enjoyable for fans to see Goldblum again alongside Sam Neil’s Alan Grant and Laura Dern’s Ellie Sattler. The last time all three were together on the same screen was in the original jurassic park.
If you want to see Jeff Goldblum in a new project, you won’t have to wait too long. His next blockbuster city of asteroids should be out before the end of the year. city of asteroids is the latest film from auteur Wes Anderson, who is directing and co-writing the screenplay with Roman Coppola.
city of asteroids follows an astronomy convention set in the desert in the 1950s. As you’d expect from a Wes Anderson movie, the cast is a sea of some of Hollywood’s biggest names. Starring Jeff Goldblum, the film stars Margot Robbie, Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Cranston, Steve Carrell, Edward Norton, Maya Hawke, Rupert Friend, Sophia Lillis, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Fisher Stevens, Liev Schreiber , Matt Dillon, Rita Wilson and Jeffrey Wright.
Always eclecticly talented, Jeff Goldblum can also be heard on the Dungeons & Dragons podcast series Dark dice, which follows six adventurers confronting a shape-shifting demon as they search for a town’s missing children. The most recent episode of the podcast aired on October 16. Goldblum plays an elven wizard named Balmur in the series.
Until Nasty movies go, not much else is known at this time aside from the lead roles and the possibility of Jeff Goldblum joining the cast. Interestingly, the film is split into two parts, given that the musical is less than three hours long. Presumably, this will delve deeper into the characters and provide more time to develop the story and the world of Oz.