It was the 2006 movie that took the world by storm, and now, the infamous Miranda Priestly is back warming up her vocals. Music legend sir Elton John and playwright Paul Rudnick are teaming up to create a musical adaption of the box-office hit and novel, The Devil Wears Prada.
Elton John has expressed his enthusiasm for working on the new musical project to Deadline: "Re-imagining The Devil Wears Prada for the musical theatre is super exciting. I'm a huge fan of both the book and the feature film and a huge aficionado of the fashion world. I can't wait to sink my musical teeth into this hunk of popular culture," he explained.
The musical will be based on the 2006 film and 2003 novel by Lauren Weistberger, which follows the story of a young Andy Sacks (played by Anne Hathaway) working as a personal assistant to Ms. Priestly (Meryl Streep), an editor of a high-fashion magazine in New York City; who is said to be motivated by Anna Wintour of Vogue US. Streep picked up an Oscar nomination for her merciless portrayal of Priestly and the film made a whopping $US326 million worldwide.
The musical will be produced by Mr. McCollum who brought Rent to the stage, Fox Stage Productions and also Elton John's husband's company, Rocket Entertainment.
With a movie with more hit one-liners than one can remember - we honestly can't wait to see the fashionista film to hit the stage.