The Devil Wears Prada is coming to Broadway and Elton John has been picked to create the music.
The iconic singer and composer, who has been behind such Broadway hits as “The Lion King” and “Aida,” is working on a musical adaptation of “The Devil Wears Prada,” the 2003 fashion-themed novel that became an Oscar-nominated movie starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt.
Elton will partner on the show with the playwright, novelist and screenwriter Paul Rudnick, who will be responsible for the book and lyrics. Kevin McCollum, a Broadway veteran whose credits include “Rent,” “Avenue Q” and “In the Heights,” will be one of the lead producers, along with Fox Stage Productions and Rocket Entertainment.
Mr. McCollum and Bob Cohen of Fox Stage Productions issued a joint statement saying they had high hopes for the project and explaining why they chose Messrs. John and Rudnick to create the musical. “We knew we needed to find artists as imitable as the characters in the story,” they said.
Meryl Streep earned her 14th Oscar nomination for her portrayal of icy taskmaker Miranda Priestly in the film adaptation of Lauren Weisberger’s novel. The comedy follows Andrea Sachs, a recent college grad played by Anne Hathaway, who gets a highly sought after position as the co-assistant to Priestly, a powerful and demanding fashion magazine editor.
The film was a major hit and raked in $326 million worldwide.
No casting or production timeline has yet been set for the musical version.