Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige join The Wiz

When it was first announced that NBC would remake the 1978 cult classic The Wiz, folks were admittedly nervous. After all, the network’s other production, the Sound of Music, was roundly criticized by fans. But after NBC scored Stephanie Mills–who starred in the original Broadway production–to play Auntie Em, people began to relax. Now, the latest casting news about The Wiz has given fans even more hope.

Tuesday, NBC announced Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige have signed on to the Wiz. Blige will play Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Latifah will assume the role of the Wiz.

While it still remains to be seen who will play Dorothy, the addition of Latifah and Blige will no-doubt get viewers to tune in when the Wiz premieres December 3.

Who do you think should play Dorothy in the Wiz remake? 


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  • binks

    I LOVE the original Wiz but I am curious how this is going to turn out so I will tune in. But I wonder who will be playing Dorothy.

  • Me

    just heard they offered the good witch part to beyonce. i won’t be watching if she’s cast. how many times does she have to prove she is NOT an actress before hollywood stops tryna make beyonce happen?

  • LJJ

    Two names for Dorothy, Keke Palmer is my first choice, Zandaya is my second. Zoe Kravitz would make a cool scarecrow

  • LJJ

    or Lauryn Hill as the scare crow… that be dope