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Peter Dinklage: Role in ‘The Witches of Oz’ Movie Adaptation

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Peter Dinklage will voice Dr. Dillamond in the upcoming movie adaptation of ‘The Witches of Oz’.

Jim Orr of Universal Pictures shared the news about the casting of the 54-year-old ‘Game of Thrones’ actor during the CinemaCon presentation of the film studio in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 10.

Dillamond is a professor at Shiz University and mentor to the protagonist Elphaba (Cynthia Erivo), who sings the song ‘Something Bad’ to warn about the dark forces threatening the speaking animals of the land of Oz. In the original Broadway musical from 2003, William Youmans played the role.

30-year-old Ariana Grande joins Cynthia in the role of Glinda (The Good Witch) in the two-part film adaptation, which tells the backstory of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and the origin of the Wicked Witch of the West. The films are directed by John M. Chu, and the first part is set to release on November 27, 2024, with the second part following a year later, on November 26, 2025. Cynthia promised that the new films will differ from the stage show. The 37-year-old actress added that it gives the audience the opportunity to form a deeper connection with the characters.

In a conversation with ‘Collider’, the star revealed, “I don’t know if you can compare them. It’s like comparing apples to oranges. The show is its own thing. The show is its own legend. I think this movie is both a tribute to the show and to the book.”

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