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‘The Devil Wears Prada’ to become Broadway musical

Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep as intern and Editor in Chief respectively in "The Devil Wears Prada."
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Elton John and playwright Paul Rudnick are creating a Broadway adaptation of “The Devil Wears Prada” reports the New York Times.

The hugely popular 2006 film starring Meryl Streep as fashion mag tyrant Miranda Priestly and her relationship with a dowdy, but resourceful intern played by Anne Hathaway has become a cult hit. 

That film was an adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Lauren Weisberger.

The collaboration between Elton John and Rudnick may be a match made in heaven.

John branched out to theater in “The Lion King,” writing songs for both the movie and the musical.

He also won a Tony for his score in “Aida’ which opened to critical praise in 2000.

Rudnick is also an acclaimed playwright.and comedic movie writer. His screenplays include "Sister Act," Jeffrey" and "Addams Family Values." 

Kevin McCollum (Rent,” “Avenue Q,” “Something Rotten!”) will co-produce the musical and Elton John’s husband’s Rocket Entertainment in conjunction with Fox Stage Productions will also fund the project.

The team has not said when the show will make its debut, but it is currently in development.