Music legend Elton John is set to mark his return to Broadway, by writing a musical adaption of The Devil Wears Prada. Collaborating with American playwright Paul Rudnick, the musical will be based on Lauren Weisberger’s best-selling novel from 2003 which was then later adapted to the award winning film in 2006.
Set to write all of the songs, John is no stranger to taking on huge projects having previously worked on The Lion King and Billy Elliot The Musical, which closed last year after a highly successful run on London’s West End. In a recent statement, John explained, “Reimagining 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.”
In the early stages of production, the cast have yet to be announced. But with Meryl Streep who played fashion editor Miranda Priestly (said to have been inspired by fashion legend Anna Wintour), having just been the first star to be nominated for 20 Oscars there are some seriously big shoes to fill.