NBC wants Beyonce for 'The Wiz' (but there is no deal)
NBC’s The Wiz Live! is lining up an impressive cast of star talent, but reports claiming Beyoncé is likely on board are not currently true. Multiple outlets are reporting that Queen B could play Glinda the Good Witch.
Our sources say Beyoncé has actually passed twice on playing Glinda. But there’s always a chance that NBC might circle back with another offer. Until the Glinda role is filled, anything’s possible. But as of now, Beyoncé is not frolicking with Munchkins in December.
On Tuesday, EW exclusively broke that Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige were joining the live production to play The Wiz and the Wicked Witch of the West, respectively.