The singer will compose music for this new project, adapted from the book and the film of the same name inspired by the editor-in-chief of the magazine Vogue, Anna Wintour.
“I’m a big fan of the book and the movie, and a great amateur of fashion”, explained the british singer, in a press release. Elton John launches out to the conquest of another monument of pop-culture. After you have composed the music of the lion King, a huge success on Broadway, where he produced more than a billion dollars in revenue and continues to display a complete, the artist is going to have to “re-imagine The devil wears Prada for a musical. It’s super exciting. (…) I’m looking forward to attacking me at this big piece of popular culture,” he says in the press release.
The date of the premiere of this musical comedy will be announced later, the statement said. But the project is preparing for 2015 to be the “Fox Stage Productions”. This studio aims to transform the film of the brand in a music-hall. in The diary of a deflated and Mrs-Oriented would be in course of preparation.
The booklet was entrusted to the author and screenwriter Paul Rudnick, who has written several plays performed on Broadway, but also the screenplay for the film “Sister Act” and “The values of the Addams family”. He is also a regular contributor to the journal The New Yorker.
Elton John has experience in the matter. In addition to The Lion King, he has also enjoyed success with his adaptation of Verdi’s opera “Aida” as well as the one in the film Billy Elliot.
The devil wears Prada evokes the experience of a young woman hired as an assistant to the editor-in-chief of a fashion magazine, a leading figure in the world of haute couture and ready-to-wear, which behaves as a tyrant within his writing.
the author of The book, Lauren Weisberger, has confessed to being inspired by the editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, Anna Wintour, after an internship at the editorial office. Anna Wintour is since many years one of the most influential figures in fashion.
The film, in which Meryl Streep played the role inspired by Anna Wintour and Anne Hathaway, the assistant, was released in 2006 and has made $ 326 million of revenue in the world. A real surprise which had fueled rumors of a second movie based on the book revenge wears Prada. The musical will surely be very lucrative. One wonders, therefore, how Elton John was asked to write when you know that it calls for 1.25 million dollars to play at a wedding.