Devil Wears Prada Musical / Princess Diaries 3
Love The Devil Wears Prada? Of course you do. Looks like you’re going to be in for a bit of a treat then.It’s been reported that a stage version of the hit 2006 movie is in the pipelines, with talented director Kevin McCollum set to take the helm.
The news comes after the four-time Tony Award winner revealed that he’d love to adapt the film for Broadway in an interview with the Associated Press.
Uh-mazing. Why hasn’t anybody thought of doing this before?!
And with top musicals Avenue Q and Rent already on his impressive resume, we’d be hard pressed to think of a better man for the job.
Based on Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 book of the same name, The Devil Wears Prada follows the story of aspiring writer Andy Sachs who lands a job as second assistant to notorious fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly.
Anne Hathaway played Andy and Meryl Streep starred as Miranda. Other famous faces to appear in the chick flick include Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci and Simon Baker.
Although we’re yet to hear whispers of who Kevin would like to cast in the production, we’re already calling for him to bring back the film’s stars.
Seriously. Who could say, ‘Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.’ with as much conviction as Meryl?
Anne, 32, recently wowed critics playing a drone pilot in one-woman show Grounded, while her 65-year-old co-star’s theatre credits include roles in Secret Service and The Cherry Orchard.
Both have also proved that they’re more than happy to belt out a tune or two, with Anne singing in Les Misérables and Meryl in Mamma Mia!
See, Kevin? There’s no real need to audition anyone else really…
Source: Marie Claire
SHUT UP: ‘The Princess Diaries 3′ Is Happening
UPDATE (6/17/15, 3:07 p.m. ET): Sad news, citizens of Genovia: according to Entertainment Weekly, a source close to Disney has told them that reports of a new “Princess Diaries” movie have been greatly exaggerated. Although, you never know, maybe we convinced them that it’s a good idea with our overwhelming enthusiasm? A girl can dream.
Are you sitting down? Please tell us you’re sitting down. According to The Tracking Board, Disney is planning a third installment of “The Princess Diaries,” and our pre-teen selves are BARELY holding it together right now.
Fourteen years ago, Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews teamed up to steal our hearts in “The Princess Diaries,” based on the popular series of novels by Meg Cabot. Hathaway (in her first big, starring role) played Mia Thermopolis, an ordinary girl who learns she’s actually royalty when she meets her elegant, long-lost grandmother (Andrews, in the role she was literally born to play) for the first time.
We laughed. We cried. We learned that miracles DO, in fact, happen — when you believe.
In 2004, the Disney insta-classic received the sequel treatment, via “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.” But it’s been eleven years since we last visited our friends in Genovia.
Of course, none of the details surrounding “Princess” part 3 have been made public yet — and we don’t ACTUALLY know if Oscar winner Anne will be reprising her role as Mia (please say yes) — we just know that the movie is currently in development, and we’ll be holding our breath until we know more.
It’s worth noting that Meg Cabot recently released the latest installment of her book series, “Princess Diaries XI: Royal Wedding.” Whether the movie will be borrowing material from the novel, or whether we’ll be getting a whole separate story, “Princess Diaries 3″ will definitely be making our royal dreams come true, once again.
Source: MTV News