(from the Guardian staff, 1/26)

Elton John has been tapped to write the music for the Broadway adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada.

The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter will work with playwright Paul Rudnick on the production. John has great experience within the genre, having worked on hits The Lion King and Billy Elliot in the past. Rudnick’s plays include Jeffrey and I Hate Hamlet and his screen work includes Addams Family Values.

“Re-imagining The Devil Wears Prada for the musical theatre is super exciting,” John said in a statement. “I’m a huge fan of both the book and the feature film and a huge aficionado of the fashion world. I can’t wait to sink my musical teeth into this hunk of popular culture.”

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