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The Devil Wears Prada falls squarely into the category of mid-aughts movies starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway that you probably recall was definitely a musical, until you realize you are actually thinking of Mamma Mia and Les Miserables. But starting now, you will no longer be wrong about this, because The Devil Wears Prada is becoming just that.
Deadline reports that Sir Elton John and composer-lyricist Paul Rudnick are currently writing a musical adaptation of the 2006 comedy, to be produced by Rent co-producer Kevin McCollum. According to Variety, the idea has been “percolating for a few years now,” although no casting or production timeline has been set.
There’s also no word on whether legendary designer Patricia Field will also be heading the costumes for the show; most of her costume design experience is in film and television, not the theater.
Some ideas for songs I implore Sir Elton John to consider: “Just One Stomach Flu Away From My Goal Weight, Hooray!” “Springtime for Florals,” arranged to the tune of The Producers’ “Springtime for Hitler,” “Scenes From the Hideous Skirt Convention,” “These Belts Are Totally Different, Idiot,” “Tu Ne Seras Pas Aller à Paris (You’re Not Going to Paris),” “The March of the Million Girls Who Would Kill For This Job,” “Hey, Remember Adrian Grenier Was in This Movie?” and finally, “Cerulean Is a Color, Idiot.” You’re welcome.