Sir Elton John and Paul Rudnick are writing a Broadway musical based on Lauren Weisberger’s novel The Devil Wears Prada (HarperCollins).
Weisberger’s original novel, published in 2003, is about a young women who takes an intern position at a fashion magazine and was been made into a film starring Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt. The book has sold 744,396 copies for £4.18m in the UK alone, according to figures from Nielsen BookScan. A sequel, Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns, was published in 2013.
Elton John 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."
The musical will be produced by Kevin McCollum, Fox Stage Productions and Rocket Entertainment.
In joint statement, McCollum and Bob Cohen of Fox Stage Productions 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.”