'The Devil Wears Prada' is going to be a musical. Yes, please.
The Devil Wears Prada? A musical? Groundbreaking. (But actually.)
According to the Associated Press, everyone’s favorite film about the fabulous and terrifying world of fashion magazines is getting the Broadway treatment. Kevin McCollum (Rent, Avenue Q) will produce the project as part of a movie-musical partnership with 20th Century Fox that he began in 2013. While we don’t know a ton of details yet, we couldn’t be more excited to see what’s to come.
For those who need a little refresher, The Devil Wears Prada (directed by David Frankel) follows Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) as she navigates working as co-assistant to the mega-demanding Miranda Priestley (Meryl Streep), editor-in-chief of the fictional equivalent of Vogue. The story is based on the novel of the same name by Lauren Weisberger, and was adapted to the screen by Aline Brosh McKenna.
Basically, the 2006 film is a crash course on rough bosses, the value of working jobs that you hate, and the surprising importance of fashion in our everyday lives. If you haven’t seen it, you should go do so immediately, because it is absolutely delightful. Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci, and Adrien Grenier also star and give great performances (especially Blunt) — but, of course, Meryl steals the show with her downright iconic portrayal of Miranda. (Has anyone ever been so scary while saying “cerulean”? We think not.)
There’s no word yet on any casting choices (because, of course, it’s barely in development), but The Hollywood Reporter points out that both Hathaway and Streep have an interest in the stage and are both perfectly capable of belting out a tune (Les Miserables and Mamma Mia! serve as proof, respectively). We can only dream that either or both of them would ever reprise their roles in a musical, but it would definitely be the stuff of fangirl fantasy, so here’s hoping.
And just in case you were wondering, McCollum is more than qualified to adapt the film. He has a ton of Tony nominations and a few wins under his belt, and he’s currently working on stage adaptations of Ever After — which begins performances this month — and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. As part of his 20th Century Fox partnership, he also hopes to adapt Mrs. Doubtfire into a musical, as well, and our hearts are overflowing with joy at the thought. We can’t wait to hear more about both projects in the upcoming months, though lord knows we’d never ask Miranda for details. Why? Because:
Oh, the excitement.