Arts & Culture

‘The Princess Bride’ is Heading to the Stage

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By / November 12, 2013

You know that feeling when you’re watching The Princess Bride and you’re like, “Man, I want to see this live.” Well, as you wish. Disney Theatrical Productions and William Goldman, who wrote the original novel, have plans to adapt the book for the stage, the Hollywood Reporter reports.

The deal was shepherded by Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn, who was involved with the screen version during his tenure at Castle Rock. No timeline or creative team for the show has been announced. Nor has it been decided if the project will be a musical or a play, though given the Disney stage arm’s predominant history with musicals, that seems a good bet.

With Disney behind it, we’re hoping the theater plans work out this time. Back in 2007, Goldman worked with composer Adam Guettel, but we didn’t get to see the fruits of their labor, Playbill reported.

Goldman and Adam Guettel, the Tony-winning composer of The Light in the Piazza, had been collaborating on a Princess Bride musical for over a year. Guettel was penning the score with Goldman supplying the book. The New York Post reports that the two had a “falling out over ownership of the show,” with Goldman reportedly demanding 75 percent of the authors’ share of the musical.

Please let the show be a musical. I mean, think of it—quoting Rob Reiner’s film is great and all, but if The Princess Bride is set to song, we can sing “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die” all over town.

We can’t wait.