The Devil Wears Prada is officially the next chick flick to head to broadway. The Hollywood Reporter announced that your favorite fashion movie will be adapted into a music, with Elton John and Paul Rudnick creating the adaptation.
Unfortunately, none of your favorite actors will be reprising their famous roles; however Bob Cohen of Fox Stage Productions and Kevin McCollum promise that suitable replacements will be found, saying in a joint statement, “To bring The Devil Wears Prada to the stage, we knew we needed to find artists as inimitable as the characters in the story.” I’m skeptical that anyone will be as cutting as Meryl Streep was as Miranda Priestly, the fashion editor allegedly inspired by Vogue editor Anna Wintour, however I’m holding out hope.
I’m not sure if I’m the only one out there, but when I first saw the movie in 2006, I aspired to be just like Miranda. As terrifying as she was, I knew that she was the classic bitch that everyone loved to hate. While others aspire to be like the sweet, naive Andy; at the tender age of ten, I already knew that I was too much of a princess to be getting someone else’s coffee (and to have people tell me daily how horrible my fashion sense is). That being said, both characters are iconic in their own way; so whoever is cast in the musical will have big, designer shoes to fill.
Both John and Rudnick have extensive resumes turning beloved movies into fantastic musicals. John has worked on the adaptations of The Lion King, Aida and Billy Elliott, while Rudnick worked on Sister Act, Addams Family Values and The Stepford Wives.
Here’s to hoping that they make a great musical adaptation, or at least good enough that you can convince your boyfriend to come with you under the pretence that “it got good reviews on the internet;” because, lets be honest, how many times has he pulled that one on you when getting you to go to an action movie with him?.