One Direction's Harry Styles Eyed Up For Wicked Musical Film Role?

6 March 2014, 10:15 | Updated: 6 March 2014, 10:17

Harry Styles London Fashion Week 2014

The 'Midnight Memories' star is allegedly wanted for a lead role as the future Scarecrow of Oz.

One Direction star Harry Styles is reportedly being eyed up for a lead role in the upcoming film adaptation of Wicked.

The 'Midnight Memories' star is widely rumoured to be keen to move into acting alongside his work with the boy band, and fresh reports claim he may be in the running for a superstar role.

"Harry is very focused on his singing career but there's a real buzz about him," a source told The Sun this week. "Movie makers see him as a new Zac Efron and think he would be a perfect casting for a movie musical.

"He's top of the Wicked team's wish list to play romantic lead role of Fiyero, who becomes The Scarecrow in the Wizard Of Oz," they added.

One Direction are currently working on their fourth studio album for release later this year.