Elton John has been commissioned to write music for a new Broadway adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada, the 2003 best-selling novel that became a surprise movie hit just over ten years ago.

The Grammy-winning pop legend is to work with playwright Paul Rudnick on the production, which has been in the works since 2015 at Fox Stage Productions, a company designed to convert the Fox studios films into stage productions.

The 69 year old singer has plenty of experience with musicals, having worked on Billy Elliot and The Lion King in the past. Rudnick, 59, has helped to produce Jeffrey and I Hate Hamlet.

Elton JohnElton John has been commissioned to write songs for 'The Devil Wears Prada' musical

“Re-imagining The Devil Wears Prada for the musical theatre is super exciting,” Elton 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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Sir Elton, who recently had to put down rumours that he’s set to retire when he turns 70 this year, was approached by the musical’s producers because they required “artists as inimitable as the characters in the story.”

“We needed artists whose work has run the gamut from music and publishing to drama and fashion,” Bob Cohen and Kevin McCollum said in response to the appointment of John and Rudnick.

Casting details and potential release dates have yet to be confirmed.

Lauren Weisberger’s book was inspired by her experience working as an aide to Vogue editor Anna Wintour. The character was re-named Miranda Priestly, and the 2006 film version which starred Meryl Streep as the fearsome editor and Anne Hathaway as the beleaguered intern became a surprise box office hit, grossing $326 million worldwide and earning Streep an Oscar nomination the following year.

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