The Devil Wears Prada is Broadway bound.
Elton John has teamed up with Paul Rudnick (Jeffrey, In & Out) to write a musical based on the 2006 movie that starred Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt.
‘Re-imagining The Devil Wears Prada for the musical theatre is super exciting,’ John said in a statement today.
‘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.’
The film, which won Streep a Golden Globe Award and earned her an oscar nomination was based on a 2003 novel of the same name by Lauren Weisberger.
The book is a fictionalized account of Weisberger’s time at Vogue working for editor Anna Wintour.
The story follows aspiring journalist Andy Sachs (played by Hathaway in the film) who reluctantly takes a job as the assistant to Miranda Priestly (Streep). Priestly is the tough-as-nails editor-in-chief of the fashion magazine Runway.
We see Sachs’ life being taken over by the job and see her transform – for better or for worse.
John’s previous Broadway credits include The Lion King, Aida, Billy Elliot: The Musical and Lestat.
Prada is being produced by Kevin McCollum, Fox Stage Productions and Rocket Entertainment,