Creating what is sure to be a fantastic role for Patti LuPone, Elton John is working on a musical version of The Devil Wears Prada aiming for Broadway. John, who is co-writing the musical with playwright and humorist Paul Rudnick, said in a statement that “re-imagining The Devil Wears Prada for the musical theater is super exciting.” He added: “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.” We can’t wait to see what ballad John weaves from Meryl Streep‘s cerulean speech. It’s worth noting, however, that the flopped American Psycho show had a song riffing on the names of designers, so he may want to avoid doing that.
The Devil news comes on the heels of the announcement that a production of the Mean Girls musical has a run scheduled in Washington D.C., making it a very fruitful time for theatrical adaptations of popular movies from the early 2000s.