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Elton John tapped to write 'The Devil Wears Prada' musical

Associated Press logo Associated Press 1/26/2017 By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer

FILE - In this March 2, 2016 file photo, Elton John appears during the "Hillary Victory Fund I'm with Her" benefit concert in New York. John was sued on Monday, March 28, 2016, for sexual harassment by an off-duty Los Angeles police officer who worked on his security detail, who claims he was repeatedly groped by the Grammy winner. John’s attorney calls the lawsuit baseless and says the officer is trying to "extract an undeserved payment." (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File) © The Associated Press Elton John NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John has been tapped to write the songs for a devilish upcoming musical — "The Devil Wears Prada."

Producer Kevin McCollum said Thursday that John, the composer of Broadway hits "The Lion King" and "Aida," will supply the music for a stage adaptation and playwright Paul Rudnick will write the story.

No timetable was revealed.

"The Devil Wears Prada" began as a best-selling novel by Lauren Weisberger, inspired by the author's own experiences working as an assistant for Vogue magazine Editor Anna Wintour. It was adapted into a hit film starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.

The new musical will be produced by McCollum, Fox Stage Productions and Rocket Entertainment. It's part of a big new push by movie studios to adapt films for the stage, including "Mrs. Doubtfire."

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