By Adam Hetrick
12 Jul 2012
Daldry also earned Tony Awards for directing Billy Elliot and An Inspector Calls on stage. Wicked, which continues its record-breaking run at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre, has a score by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman.
Producer Marc Platt and Universal were previously reported to have met with JJ Abrams, James Mangold, Ryan Murphy and Rob Marshall as possible directorial matches for Wicked. Daldry's attachment is an interesting choice, as Universal is reportedly considering a film version of the musical of Billy Elliot.
It has also been reported that "Iron Man" director Jon Favreau is in negotations to direct a screen adaptation of the Four Seasons musical Jersey Boys, another Tony-winning Broadway hit.