Elton John to Co-Write Musical Version of "The Devil Wears Prada"

by VVN Music

Elton John is getting ready to return to the theatrical stage, co-writing a musical version of the book and movie The Devil Wears Prada.

John, whose previous Broadway shows include The Lion King, Aida, Lestat and Billy Elliot: The Musical, will co-write the new work with Paul Rudnick (I Hate Hamlet, Sister Act). The show will be produced by Kevin McCollum, Fox Stage Productions and Elton's Rocket Entertainment.

Elton said of the new project "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."

McCollum and Fox's Bob Cohen said "To bring The Devil Wears Prada to the stage, we knew we needed to find 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 think of only two names: Elton John and Paul Rudnick. That’s all!"

The Devil Wears Prada was originally a book written by Lauren Weisberger and released in 2003, telling the story of a personal assistant for a fashion magazine editor who could be best described as overly self-centered and demanding. According to Weisberger, the editor was based on a combination of a number of fashion managers the she and friends had worked for.

The book became a film in 2006 with Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci.

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