Hayek Gets Wicked

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January 10, 2011 | 11:50am EST

Salma Hayek is preparing to bring hit musical Wicked to the small screen.
The massively popular Wizard Of Oz spin-off, based on Gregory Maguire’s 1995 book, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, is in production all over the world, bringing in millions of dollars.

And Hayek hopes to replicate the success on the small screen in a new mini-series. Band of Brothers writer Erik Jendresen has been hired to pen the script, while Hayek and her production partner, Jose Tamez, will act as executive producers.

The TV show will be more closely based on Maguire’s book than the musical, according to Variety.