Playbill Poll: Who Should Star as Elphaba in a Film Adaptation of Wicked? Readers Respond

By Playbill Staff
25 Aug 2013

Anna Kendrick
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Patrick Fitzwater: Anna Kendrick Elphaba would be cool
Jeffrey Shirk: Anna Kendrick as elphaba. She is so beyond talented. From her performance in the movie "Camp" I was totally hooked as a phan!
Lois Rubin Gross: At this point, I'm going with Anna Kendrick as Elphaba. Watch "Camp" she has the belt and the range. They'd have to cast around her to find an appropriate Glinda. I saw it for the 4th time on Broadway, a few weeks ago, and Glinda was taller than Elphaba. It threw me a little. I do think it might still be possible to go with the originals, but I don't think they will.

Anna Kendrick, who was Tony-nominated for her performance in High Society, recently wrapped filming on the screen adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years. The actress is no stranger to the big screen and is also known for her film work in "Pitch Perfect" and "Camp."