The Devil Wears Prada is perhaps one of the greatest movies purposefully geared toward the female demographic of the 00’s. Full of high fashion, endlessly quotable lines, and Meryl Streep, the movie remains one of my favorites to this day for its mix of heart and melodrama.
Oh my God it’s fantastic.
And if any movie is ripe for musical adaptation, then it’s probably this one. (Actually you could probably get most of the original cast to reprise their roles for a stage show. Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, and Meryl Streep have tackled musical roles to great success. And all are interested in returning for a film sequel so hey there’s a chance.)
Well, I have excellent news today. The musical adaptation for The Devil Wears Prada is currently in development. According to Associated Press, the musical will be developed by Kevin McCollum.
Even if you don’t know the name, you would probably know his body of work. McCollum has been the producing force behind the following shows: Hand to God, Something Rotten!, In the Heights, Drowsy Chaperone, (title of show), Avenue Q, and Rent. He’s know for making amazingly groundbreaking shows that tend to have staying power.
“We all tell our own stories the way we live our lives. My story is: Life is too short to not believe in fresh voices,” McCollum said. “I don’t have Hollywood stars. I have great American artists.”
In addition to developing The Devil Wears Prada, McCollum is also developing a Mrs. Doubtfire musical and backing Diary of a Wimpy Kid stage adaptation.
McCollum has a belief in letting new voices be heard.
He said, “My job is to give people an opportunity who never had an opportunity. How do you become great until someone takes a chance on you?”
And you got to admit, even that would probably melt Miranda Priestly the tiniest bit.
Well not much is know about The Devil Wears Prada adaptation. As soon as we know more, then we’ll let you know.
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