Elton John scoring musical adaption of The Devil Wears Prada
Sir Elton John is scoring a musical adaption of ‘The Devil Wears Prada’.
The ‘Tiny Dancer’ hitmaker has teamed up with Hollywood writer and tunesmith Paul Rudnick for the new production based on the 2006 film – which starred Meryl Streep as fierce Runway magazine editor Miranda Priestly and Anne Hathaway as aspiring journalist Andrea Sachs – and the original 2003 tome of the same name by Lauren Weisberger.
The 69-year-old music legend is thrilled to be involved and can’t wait to "sink his musical teeth" into the project.
He said: "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."
Elton has extensive experience in the musical industry having written 1997’s ‘The Lion King’ and 2008’s ‘Billy Elliot: The Musical’, with both winning Tony Awards.
Producer Kevin McCollum and Bob Cohen from Fox Stage Productions felt there was no other people for the job than the ‘Rocket Man’ singer and the 59-year-old screenwriting legend – whose credits include ‘The Addams Family’ and ‘Sister Act’.
They added: "To bring ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ to the stage we knew we needed to find some artists as inimitable as the characters in the story.
"We needed artists whose work has run the gamut from music and publishing to drama and fashion.
"We could only think of two names: Elton John and Paul Rudnick."
As of yet a casting list and a timescale for when the musical will hit Broadway is yet to be confirmed.