Michelle Yeoh joins ‘Villain’ musical in surprise role

Michelle Yeoh seems to be everywhere at once.

The “Everywhere Everywhere At Once” actress, who won Oscar buzz for her performance, joined John M. Chu’s “Wicked,” Variety reported Thursday.

Yeoh, 60, was cast as Madame Morrible, headmistress of Shiz University’s Craig Hall. The Post has reached out to Yeoh’s rep for comment.

Wicked, a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, reveals how Elphaba became the Wicked Witch of the West and how Glinda became the Good Witch.

Chu’s two-part adaptation stars Ariana Grande as Glinda and Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba. The films are due to be released around Christmas in 2024 and 2025.

Variety also reports that “Bridgerton” star Jonathan Bailey has been cast as Fiyero, while Broadway veteran Ethan Slater has been cast as the Garden.

Yeoh stars as Evelyn Wang in Everything Everywhere At Once.
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Jamie Lee Curtis and Michelle Yeoh in a scene from All Everywhere At Once.
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According to sources, Jeff Goldblum is still in talks to play the wizard.

Yeoh has a long resume Paramount+“Star Trek: Discovery”, of Netflix In The School of Good and Evil, Crazy Rich Asians, and Everything Everywhere At Once, she plays Evelyn Wang, an immigrant who tries to save the world by exploring other worlds.


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