Will “Princess Bride” Ever Become A Musical?

Director Rob Reiner has revealed he is still planning to turn his classic film “The Princess Bride” into a Broadway musical. But the project has been problem-plagued from the start: most infamously, when Adam Guettel and William Goldman’s attempt fell apart over contract issues — many insiders couldn’t figure out why those issues hadn’t been settled at the start. Reiner approached Randy Newman and John Mayer to get onboard; both declined. In November 2013, Disney announced plans to team up with Goldman for a musical adaptation, launching a website in February 2014 that offered fans future updates. It has never been updated. I have my severe doubts about “Bride” ever making it to the Broadway altar.

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