Director Stephen Daldry exits’Wicked’ Movie adaptation

The long-gestating film adaptation of the Broadway hit”Wicked” has hit yet another snag. Director Stephen Daldry is exiting the undertaking, a studio representative confirmed Tuesday.

The industry trade website Deadline first reported the information.

The”Billy Elliot” director was connected to the adaptation for decades, going back up to 2012. Writer Winnie Holzman, who composed the musical, ” wrote the script using”Wicked” composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz. At one point, the film was designed to hit theatres in Dec. 2019.

Universal Pictures earlier this season eliminated”Wicked” out of its launch schedule. It had been last slated for a Dec. 22, 2021, theatrical launch.

No cast was officially announced.

He has won two Tonys.