After years of tormenting the assistants of Runway Magazine, Miranda Priestly has decided to bring her reign of terror to the Great White Way: The Devil Wears Prada will soon become a musical.
The stage adaptation comes courtesy of producer Kevin McCollum, who recently entered into a partnership with 20th Century Fox to adapt several of its most iconic properties, like Mrs. Doubtfire and Ever After, for the stage.
Don’t get too excited yet, though: production is still in its very early stages, without a star signed on. We’re hoping that’s because McCollum is holding out for the film’s leads, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt, to make their Broadway debuts (and planning to help Meryl Streep snag her first Tony!).
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The Devil Wears Prada is just one of many iconic chick flicks that will be moving to Broadway in the near future. Disney has been working to bring all of the swordfights, revenge and true love of The Princess Bride to the stage, while Tina Fey and her husband Jeff Richmond have promised that the Mean Girls musical of our dreams is soon to become a reality, thanks to a planned reading this year.
Even though we’re happy to have those shows in the spotlight, there are still plenty more movies that would make show-stopping musicals. So, which films do we think should bask in the roar of the crowd – not to mention get totally awesome tap numbers with adorable shoes?
Bridget Jones’s Diary: A plucky underdog manages to overcome low self-esteem, embarrassing parents and a several bad relationships in order to land her dream job, find her confidence and win over a hot guy? That’s the kind of story that musical theater was made for!
Clueless: Now that Heathers and Bring It On have seen stage adaptations, it seems only logical to complete the teen movie trifecta by bringing Beverly Hills to Broadway. The “Rollin’ with the Homies” scene even has its own music already (you’re welcome, composers).
The Notebook: Sure, The Notebook got an impressively epic score on film, but just imagine how much more heartwarming and tear-jerking Noah and Allie’s story would be if it were set to music. Perfect for date night, girls’ night or just to listen to while you enjoy a comforting bowl (/pint) of ice cream.
Thelma And Louise: It’s the ultimate story of friendship being able to help one overcome anything – even, you know, murdering someone – so it seems only right that two of the spunkiest, sassiest and supportive besties in cinema history get the chance to make it on the stage. Sure, it will take a lot of money and creativity to recreate that iconic ending, but a little country twang will help solve just about any problem.