Elton John To Write Music For Upcoming ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Musical
Pop legend Sir Elton John is set to write the music for the upcoming musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada.
The best-selling novel, released in 2003, was re-written for the screen in 2006 and became a box office hit, starring notable Hollywood stars such as Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt.
Elton is thrilled to be a part of the impending stage show, telling the BBC:
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.
Lauren Weisberger wrote the novel about her real life experience being an intern for Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour, with her story now turning into a global success.
Streep went on to gain an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of lead character Miranda Priestly in 2007.
The producers of The Devil Wears Prada musical said they chose Elton John, best known for hits such as ‘Candle In The Wind’ and ‘Your Song’, as they wanted someone as ‘inimitable as the characters in the story’.
Producer Bob Cohen went on to say,
We needed artists whose work has run the gamut from music and publishing to drama and fashion.
Sir Elton isn’t new to stage work however, he has written the musical score for Billy Elliot as well as the musical production about Verdi’s opera Aida.
There have been little details released about the upcoming musical show, including its location, the cast line up and the release date.
Playwright Paul Rudnick has signed up to write for the new project, which is aiming to make its debut on Broadway.
Producer Kevin McCollum has been working towards The Devil Wears Prada musical for the last two years, with his previous stage show experience including The Lion King and Aida.