The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride is heading for the stage - as a musical.

Disney Theatrical Productions executives have announced plans to collaborate with William Goldman on a show based on his 1973 fairytale, which he adapted for the big screen in 1987.

A statement from Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn reads "My involvement in The Princess Bride goes back to 1987 and it has always been close to my heart.

"For all those years and a few more, I've been friends with the brilliant Bill Goldman, and to now have a stage production of this film in development at Disney is honestly a dream come true".

Wright's film, directed by Rob Reiner, also featured Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant, Billy Crystal and Peter Falk.