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- wicked /WIK-id/
- adaptation /ad-uhp-TEY-shuhn/
- glimpse /glimps/
- coveted /KUHV-i-tid/
- screenplay /SKREEN-pley/
[adjective] – slightly immoral or bad for you, but in an attractive way
Carl had a wicked grin on his face as he crept up behind Ellen.
[noun] – a film, book, play, etc. that has been made from another film, book, play, etc.
The movie adaptation of my favorite novel was impressively created.
[noun] – an occasion when you see something or someone for a very short time
The actress gave a glimpse of her new movie through an Instagram post.
[adjective] – strongly desired by many
Mike won the most coveted prize in the competition.
[noun] – the text for a film, including the words to be spoken by the actors and instructions for the cameras
The award-winning film’s screenplay was also written by its director, Quentin Tarantino.
Hollywood Pop star Ariana Grande and British actress Cynthia Erivo are set to star in Universal Pictures’ movie adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical “Wicked.” Director Jon M Chu, who previously directed “Crazy Rich Asians” and “In The Heights,” gave a glimpse of his plans for the film earlier this year. He then announced officially on Instagram last November 5 that the much-coveted roles of Glinda and Elphaba have been bagged by Grande and Erivo. The delightful news was also shared by the two leads along with screengrabs from the video call where Chu told them that they are playing the two unlikely friends. Grande, who has been a long-time fan of the show, posted with a caption “thank goodness”—which is also the title of one of her character Glinda’s songs. Erivo’s post, on the other hand, says the iconic line, “Pink goes good with green.” She also shared a photo of Grande’s sweet note attached to a bouquet: “Honored doesn’t even begin to cover it. I cannot wait to hug you. See you in Oz.”
Grande’s and Erivo’s impressive performances on Broadway’s “13” and “The Color Purple,” respectively, are something to look forward to in this musical film. A release date for the movie hasn’t been announced yet, but original writers Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman are reported to team up on the screenplay.
- What is your favorite film adaptation? Kindly share something about it.
- What Broadway musicals do you know or have you heard of?
- If you had the chance to star in a remake of a famous film, what would it be and why?
- Are musical plays and films enjoyable to watch?
- In your opinion, what makes a good film adaptation?