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Disney to Adapt The Princess Bride to Stage

November 12, 2013  |  9:50am
Disney to Adapt <i>The Princess Bride</i> to Stage

If Rocky and Legally Blonde have already been converted into stage productions, it’s probably not all too inconceivable (get it?) that The Princess Bride will be getting its own theatrical makeover. According to EW, Disney Theatrical Productions will soon be hard at work converting the 1987 film, which itself is an adaptation of a 1973 novel by William Goldman, into a stage piece.

Walt Disney chairman Alan Horn, who was involved in the making of the original film, put the deal in place. The original film starred Robin Wright and Cary Elwes as two lovers separated by a series of misadventures that include Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Mandy Patinkin and Andre the Giant. There’s no word on whether the theater version will be a play, a musical or something in between as of yet. The company is in the middle of adapting 1992’s Aladdin to stage; it is scheduled to open on Broadway in spring 2014.

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