The pop culture collaboration of the year has arrived and it's a good one!
Elton John has signed on to make a musical based on book-turned-film sensation, The Devil Wears Prada.
The original novel by Lauren Weisberger follows the ordeals of ingenue Andy trying to navigate the big, bad world of high fashion as an assistant to magazine editor, aka the 'Devil in Prada', Miranda Priestly.
The 2006 film adaptation made waves thanks to its top cast, specifically Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, and the evil but fabulous Meryl Streep - who, unsurprisingly, earned an Oscar nomination for her troubles.
Now, Elton will mastermind a musical in what is the most perfect pop culture marriage of the year. (Yep, we're calling it already.)
"I’m a huge fan of both the book and the feature film, and a huge aficionado of the fashion world," Elton said in a statement. "I can’t wait to sink my musical teeth into this hunk of popular culture.”
He will be joined by playwright Paul Rudnick, who will write the script and lyrics for the production.
With Elton previously lending his talents to musical hits like The Lion King and Billy Elliot, we know this one will be nothing short of profound!
The only thing that would make it better is if Meryl was cast to reprise her role as Miranda on the stage, subsequently winning a Tony Award, and being well on her way to EGOT status.
In fact, all three main actresses have proven their vocal chops (Anne has an Oscar for her turn in Les Miserables, while Emily Blunt is set to be the next Mary Poppins), and could resurrect their roles on Broadway.
Oh, please, please, please, please, please!