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‘Wicked’ trailer sees Ariana Grande sing ‘Popular’ and ‘Defying Gravity’

Wicked the movie has been released.Coming to cinemas later this year, the film stars Cynthia Erivo, Ariana Grande and Jeff Goldblum, and is an adaptation of the musical of the same name. It tells the untold story of the witches of Oz.Wicked follows Elphaba (Erivo) as she begins at Shiz University, where she forms an unlikely friendship with Glinda (Grande).

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'The Little Mermaid' Soundtrack: Everything to Know About the New Songs and Updated Originals
 gives audiences a mix of their favorite classics with modern tweaks, including three new songs and several updates to the soundtrack's iconic tunes.The music reflects the film's refreshed story, which director Rob Marshall, producer John DeLuca, and screenwriter David Magee have explained they tweaked to implement specific changes showcasing a more modern Disney princess, addressing criticism that the original film featured a young woman who was too wrapped up in a man, and giving Ariel more agency.The soundtrack features the vocal talents of the film's new cast, including GRAMMY-nominated singer Halle Bailey as the titular mermaid, Princess Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, and Javier Bardem as King Triton, with Daveed Diggs as the voice of Sebastian the crab, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, and Awkwafina as Scuttle.Lin-Manuel Miranda, who teamed up with legendary composer-songwriter Alan Menken to write the film's new songs, previously told ET that «getting to write music for these characters that are probably the reason I started writing musicals in the first place, was actually easier than I thought.»«But the hardest part was my own intimidation working with Alan Menken, and that was entirely self-imposed,» acknowledged Miranda, who also serves as a producer on the film, alongside Marc Platt. «But when it came to how these characters speak and what they say, I've known that all my life.