The movie, which is being made by Universal, is due for release in December 2019 and bagging the much sought-after part would help Nicole establish herself as one of Tinsel Town’s biggest performers.
A source said: “Nicole has held early discussions with film bosses who think she’s perfect for the role of Elphaba.
“She’s been eyeing a career in acting for some time now, so playing the lead role in a such a popular musical would be a major coup.
“There’s still some way to go before a final decision but she’s very much in the frame for the job.”
The story, based on a 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, is the prequel to the Wizard of Oz and shows Glinda and green-skinned Elphaba go to university together, where the latter transforms into the Wicked Witch of the West.
Nicole’s character sings the famous Defying Gravity song, one of theatreland’s most famous numbers.
She’s certainly got the pipes to pull it off on the big screen.