Beyonce Set To Join Cast of ‘The Wiz’ Remake?

Published: Thursday 30th Jul 2015 by Rashad
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With a career that’s seen its fair share of comparisons to Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, it seems only fitting pop megastar Beyonce join the highly anticipated revival of ‘The Wiz’…or at least that was the thinking of the good folks over at NBC.

Reports have begun flooding the net the 20 time Grammy winner – no stranger to musicals as evidenced by her critically acclaimed performance in the Academy Award-nominated film ‘Dreamgirls’ and critically shamed performance in ‘Carmen:  A Hip Hopera’ – is joining the live remake of the 1978 classic alongside fellow music royals Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah.

Find out who she’ll be portraying below:

Glinda the Good Witch!

Via Billboard:

Beyoncé has reportedly been offered a role in NBC’s upcoming production of The Wiz as Glinda the Good Witch.

Already Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah are signed on to play the Wicked Witch of the West Evillene and the Wizard, respectively, so the production already has some star power.

E! News first reported this, citing unnamed sources. Emmy-winning Orange is the New Black star Uzo Aduba is reportedly also being considered for the part.’

As seen in the video above, the role was brought to fame by the iconic Lena Horne.  So, if Bey is to assume the role, she’s got some very big shoes to fill.

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  1. Slay_Hive July 30, 2015

    Yaaas!! The perfect role for that beautiful smile. I’ll be watching now!????????????????

    • Mia July 30, 2015

      I heard Ciara is reprising MJ’s role as the scarecrow in this movie. Can’t wait she’s gonna kill the dancing!

  2. Keri Qween July 30, 2015

    I hope she’s taken some acting lessons her acting is a joke

    • Slay_Hive July 30, 2015

      I hope Skeri can one day get offered more than five second cameo roles! Her acting career is as nonexistent as her music career! Sit

    • Legend B July 30, 2015

      Kii The joke is Big Bird thinking people still care for her or that tragic a*** music of hers

  3. Molly July 30, 2015

    She’ll slay!!! Queen Bey can do no wrong.

  4. LB July 30, 2015

    Anyway, @Skyfall, if Zayne Malik goes the urban route, like I predict he will, then he finna snatch Nick Jonas and Jessica Bieber’s careers.

    Oh wait, Jessica Bieber’s career is already dead and Nick isn’t that relevant; essentially Zayne will just take over where Justina Timberlake left off

    • Skyfall July 30, 2015

      *Zayn* lol and Yasss, and the fact that he actually geniuely likes urban, R&B makes it even better for me because I know he isn’t just trying to appeal to a more mature audience but this is the music he wants to make. I have high hopes for him.

  5. Skyfall July 30, 2015

    I’m actually here for it… So far the lineup is looking nice.

  6. Molly July 30, 2015

    That one direction dude has nothing on Nick Jonas stop.

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    • Skyfall July 30, 2015

      I mean he’s making all the right moves recently tbh, signed with Iggy and Rita’s management (they know how to promo artist right) and he just signed with RCA records yesterday. He’s already more known ww than Nick and is a Better singer and he is working with MYKL and Malay (producer of most of channel orange to name something)

      • Molly July 30, 2015

        Well good for him, but yall don’t have to put Nick down to bring that boy up.. Idk what he can do because I never followed one direction so saying he slays Nick vocally? Yeah idk.

      • Skyfall July 30, 2015

        True, and I like Nick btw. I feel there is room for both to slay but speaking of nick… Is the tea true that he’s dating Tinashe

      • Molly July 30, 2015

        Mhmm well good luck to Zayn, And that’s cute but Nick can do better ki.

  7. Black power July 30, 2015

    absolutely not…. She’s NOT an actress… AT ALL

  8. trellbeylike July 30, 2015

    Im here for this! Beyoncé is amazing in musicals! Unfortunately i think this may just be a rumor. Anywho i got a feeling new music will drop within a few weeks anyway! Motha been spending time at Parkwood headquarters with her laptop on hand!!!! ????Bey????????????

  9. Vegeta, Prince of Slayans July 30, 2015

    All I care about is that the wiz gets done properly because honey, that movie is an abomination and that’s what a majority of people think of when they think the wiz

    • Sandra July 30, 2015

      That movie is a classic, I love The Wiz

  10. Weezy Tha G.O.A.T July 30, 2015

    Her acting is um….um…… How can I say this? Her acting is not the best.

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig July 30, 2015

      Better than Lil’ Wayne’s attempts to convince the hip hop community that he isn’t a power bottom.

      • Weezy Tha G.O.A.T July 30, 2015

        You tried it, like a fat b**** putting on skinny jeans ????????. But I’m in a good mood, so I’ll let that little shade slide.

    • Chaelin Lee (p.k.a – CL) is coming | 재 이현 김 July 30, 2015

      Look at us, doing the rosie + Chavy Cole type of promo for our “new” artists on this blog

  11. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig July 30, 2015

    This is great news, excited to see her singing in bedazzled outfits again. I’m thinking if she’s playing glinda, then the outfit will look like the ‘Ave Maria’ dress from the ‘I Am.. Tour’.

    • Skyfall July 30, 2015

      Love the Ave Maria gown

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig July 30, 2015

        She looked so gorgeous in it!

  12. Barb-wire July 30, 2015

    Gratz Bey, we’ll wait and see how this goes.

  13. Bam Bam July 30, 2015

    Beyonce is a great performer but her acting is…. And Hollywood is still trying it. Glinda the Good Witch is light and the The Wicked Witch of the West is dark….SMH

    • Jazz July 30, 2015

      Damn. But that true

  14. @JanetCIARA_ July 30, 2015

    We shall see where this goes….. They need more stars included

    • Danny bey July 30, 2015

      It’s clearly not feeling finished being casted so I’m sure it will be a star-studded cast the same way the original was.

  15. Tranet Ghost whisper jackson July 30, 2015

    She was never a good actress. Only few can act and sing ( Madonna, Aaliyah etc etc)

    • Vegeta, Prince of Slayans July 30, 2015

      You still have yet to provide and example of someone who can both act and sing

  16. PeaceMaker July 30, 2015

    Sorry Brandy, Your dream role is taken, when the thief says yes, they can’t say no

  17. BeyRihLiyah July 30, 2015

    Yes ive been waiting for more movies from her

  18. Chaelin Lee (p.k.a – CL) is coming | 재 이현 김 July 30, 2015

    They should have cast her as a grandfather clock

  19. african music lover July 30, 2015

    well her acting is not really that good but I enjoy some of her acting roles,,,,DAMN YOU SAM AND YOUR ADDS

  20. ratedxxx July 30, 2015

    Bish sounds like she hooked on phonics, when she talks and acts

    Nah too easy….way too easy

    • BeyRihLiyah July 30, 2015

      worry about that fat ass biitch in your avi

  21. ratedxxx July 30, 2015

    I just read the part where her career is close to Michael Jackson’S

    A haha haha

    In what universe is her career anywhere near Michael’s?

    She’s not even close to janet’s

    Delusional is a hell of a drug

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig July 30, 2015

      What would you compare Jazz’s career to? Considering that you admittedly referred to her as a ‘lessor’ that can’t make international sales. Jazz only sold 1% of what a diamond certification is worth, and by your haphazard standards, only iconic legends can get diamond albums (I’m only using your own words).

    • Legend B July 30, 2015

      I just read the part that says ur a pig mouth fat ass lifeless biitch kii kii

  22. shakira stan July 30, 2015

    She can’t act to save her life and steals from back up dancers and artists who didn’t make it…copies jlo shakira and Tina and people still call her a legend?
    So sad

    • Legend B July 30, 2015

      Biitch you’re a big a*** joke lmao. Them hooes can’t see The Queen.

  23. Danny bey July 30, 2015

    I need Brandy as Dorothy, Kenan Thompson to play the cowardly lion and Omarion to play the tin man

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig July 30, 2015

      Brandy would have been perfect for Dorothy (She and Whitney did a great job in cinderella) But I think they will probably cast someone younger.
      Before she lost her damn mind, Raven would have been a good choice

  24. Trusth B Told July 30, 2015

    Please no! The b**** only knows how to play Beyoncé and the world is tired of her…

    • Legend B July 30, 2015

      Yessss Biitch ….The Beyonce World with your favs living in it kii kii

  25. datreddone23 July 30, 2015

    She needs to do something her net worth has rapidly declined being in the game for nearly 20 years and acts like Taylor are close to being worth more..

    • Legend B July 30, 2015

      Dumb biitch u must got The Queen missed up with Hoeianna. The Queen’s networth is over 500 million. Money that can buy your whole raggedy a*** fam and sale u biitches.

      • datreddone23 July 30, 2015

        Forbes has her at 250 mill though sweety

  26. fatusankoh July 30, 2015

    Perfect roll for a queen I am so happy I can’t wait I wish her all the blessing good luck with every thing and more success long happy life happy blessed long married

  27. RihYonce July 30, 2015

    I’m here for it! But I mean it its just a rumor oh well ! B6 is finished & she should be releasing it in the next few weeks !!

  28. Meteorite July 30, 2015

    I want to see some fresh faces so that way my expectations are not tarnished. IDK but I would love to see Jazmine Sullivan in this movie.

  29. Erotica July 30, 2015

    It’s kinda hard for me to see Beyoncé in such a innocent role considering her being practically naked for the past few years lol but hey! Maybe she’ll play a s*** version?
    I know I shouldn’t but I would love to Xtina to be a part of this. (I know I know the Wiz is for blacks no white washing) but hey I love Christina.

  30. Legend B July 30, 2015

    I love this woman! Truly Iconic! I hope its true, i miss seeing The Queen in movies. BEY Season is right around the corner and im Ready!!!!

  31. Marc July 30, 2015

    DAMN!!! DAMN!!!! DAMN!!! My QUESTION is: “WHY”??????????

    • Legend B July 30, 2015

      Take your F***** a*** on and worry about all those bumps and blisters in the crack of your a***.

  32. Carry On July 30, 2015

    Cee-lo the lion, Snoop-lion the scarecrow, Jordon Sparks ex, the tin man….Bloop! Carry-on!

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