First Mean Girls, now this. It seems folks can’t get enough of cult classics from the aughts and are looking for new ways to consume favorite movies from the decade. This time, it’s The Devil Wears Prada getting a bit of a revival through a stage play. Yup, Avenue Q, In the Heights and Rent producer Kevin McCollum is working on a stage adaptation of the 2006 film — and we can’t wait to see the song and dance numbers.
McCollum has his hand in a few stage versions of beloved films. He’s signed a deal with 20th Century Fox for a stage version of Ever After and is possibly bringing the classic Mrs. Doubtfire to the stage as well. Of course, The Devil Wears Prada is a classic film and we wager there will be no shortage of fans racing to the box office to get their hands on tickets. There is little info on who may be in the show at this time, but The Hollywood Reporter wonders if Anne Hathaway, who “is known to have an interest in doing musical theater,” may try for the role herself. Could be interesting to see how she changes the role to suit a live audience.
Whoever winds up being cast, one thing’s for sure, the Miranda Priestly character is going to have big shoes to fill. Meryl Streep played the Anna Wintour-inspired character so well that she got an Oscar nomination for it.