It's time for the Beyhive to get activated. There is important work to be done on the TV musical movie remake front.
As many of you already know, the American television network NBC is planning a remake of the popular cult film The Wiz, one of the best musicals of all time (the movie version starred Michael Jackson and Diana Ross and yes I own the soundtrack and yes I have every word memorised by heart). Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige have already signed on, but on Wednesday, reports surfaced that none other than Beyoncé might join the cast. Bey could be cast to play the part of Glinda the Good Witch, as E! Online reports. She's definitely no stranger to musicals on film (anyone remember a little movie called Dreamgirls?)
It's nowhere near close to being a done deal yet, but what's also extremely cool about this news is who else is reportedly being considered for the part. According to E!, producers are also interested in Orange is the New Black's Uzo Aduba for the part. There is literally nothing that constitutes bad news in any of this, no matter how it turns out.
Uzo is a veteran of Broadway musicals (she appeared in Godspell in 2011).
<iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/31983638" width="591" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="https://vimeo.com/31983638">By My Side</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/user3705595">Davenport Theatrical</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p> <p>Uzo Aduba leads the cast in "By My Side" from Broadway's "Godspell."</p>
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