Princess Bride Heading to Broadway

As you wish, Disney working on stage adaptation of iconic movie, book

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 12, 2013 9:55 AM CST

(Newser) – "Wuv, twue wuv" is coming to the stage. Yes, Inigo Montoya fans, Disney is adapting The Princess Bride for the stage, Variety reports. It's not clear whether the show will be a play or a musical, nor is there a production timeline or a creative team just yet. A previous attempt to turn the novel-turned-film into a musical fell apart in 2007. Disney Theatrical Productions is also working on stage adaptations of Shakespeare in Love, Alice in Wonderland, Dumbo, and Freaky Friday. A stage version of Aladdin is heading to Broadway in the spring.

“I am thrilled that the next chapter in the life of The Princess Bride will unfold on the stage,” said William Goldman, author of the book and screenwriter of the film, in a statement obtained by Broadway.com. “With [Walt Disney Studios chairman] Alan Horn, [Disney Theatrical Productions president and producer] Thomas Schumacher, and his team at Disney Theatrical Productions leading the way, Buttercup, Westley and all of Florin are in the best of hands.”

This undated file image originally released by 20th Century Fox shows Andres The Giant, top, Mandy Patinkin, center, and Wallace Shawn in The Princess Bride.
This undated file image originally released by 20th Century Fox shows Andres The Giant, top, Mandy Patinkin, center, and Wallace Shawn in "The Princess Bride."   (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox, File)
This Oct. 2, 2012 photo shows Cary Elwes and Robin Wright, cast members in the cult classic The Princess Bride, at a 25th Anniversary celebration at the 2012 New York Film Festival.
This Oct. 2, 2012 photo shows Cary Elwes and Robin Wright, cast members in the cult classic "The Princess Bride," at a 25th Anniversary celebration at the 2012 New York Film Festival.   (AP Photo/Starpix, Andrew Toth)
'The Princess Bride' DVD cover
'The Princess Bride' DVD cover   (Amazon.com)
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