(CNN) — James Corden has appeared in some film adaptations of hit Broadway musicals like “Cats” and “Into The Woods.” And that could be part of the problem.
In the bit of a wicked film, a petition has been started to keep the late-night host out of the cast of the eagerly awaited movie adaptation of “Wicked.”READ MORE: Joe And Son's Olive Oils Celebrate 10 Years In South Tampa
This comes on the heels of recent casting news that singers/actresses Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo are set to star in the big screen version of the beloved musical.
The petition on Change.org reads “James Corden in no way shape or form should be in or near the production of Wicked the movie. that’s pretty much it.”
As of Monday morning, it had almost 30,000 signatures.READ MORE: Oak Hill Hospital Named Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center
Corden actually has close ties to the Broadway community and won a Tony Award in 2012 for his performance in “The History Boys.”
“Cats,” which also costarred Taylor Swift, Idris Elba and Dame Judi Dench, was considered such a bomb that the original musical’s creator, Andrew Lloyd Webber, has said he bought a dog to deal with how “off-the-scale all wrong” he found it to be.
CNN has reached out to reps for Corden for comment.MORE NEWS: Suspect Arrested In The Shooting Of A 13-Year-Old Boy
™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved.