The Princess Bride Is Being Adapted For A Stage Musical

One of the most universally adored movies of all time and priceless treasure of the pop culture pantheon, The Princess Bride, is set to become a stage musical. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Disney‘s theatre production division has announced plans to collaborate with Princess Bride scribe and screenwriter William Goldman on a stage version of the charming fairytale about aesthetically-pleasing star crossed lovers Westley and Buttercup (played in the big screen version by Cary Elwes and Robin Wright.

Disney has already proved their chops adapting beloved film to the stage with the extraordinarily successful production of The Lion King, which garnered five Tony Awards and is one of the highest grossing Broadway shows of all time. And so, a successful transition of The Princess Bride‘s magic from screen to stage is not, in a word, inconceivable.

I’m already mentally composing a recitative set to this interaction…

Inigo Montoya: That Vizzini, he can fuss.
Fezzik: Fuss, fuss… I think he like to scream at us.
Inigo Montoya: Probably he means no harm.
Fezzik: He’s really very short on charm.

Inigo Montoya: You have a great gift for rhyme!
Fezzik: Yes, yes, some of the time.
Vizzini: Enough of that.
Inigo Montoya: Fezzik, are there rocks ahead?
Fezzik: If there are, we all be dead.
Vizzini: No more rhymes now, I mean it.
Fezzik: Anybody want a peanut?

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