Elton John tapped to write 'The Devil Wears Prada' musical

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Posted: Jan 26, 2017 1:01 PM
Elton John tapped to write 'The Devil Wears Prada' musical

NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John has been tapped to write the songs for a devilish upcoming musical — "The Devil Wears Prada."

Producer Kevin McCollum said Thursday that John, the composer of Broadway hits "The Lion King" and "Aida," will supply the music for a stage adaptation and playwright Paul Rudnick will write the story.

No timetable was revealed.

"The Devil Wears Prada" began as a best-selling novel by Lauren Weisberger, inspired by the author's own experiences working as an assistant for Vogue magazine Editor Anna Wintour. It was adapted into a hit film starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.

The new musical will be produced by McCollum, Fox Stage Productions and Rocket Entertainment. It's part of a big new push by movie studios to adapt films for the stage, including "Mrs. Doubtfire."