Princess Bride musical in the offing

William Goldman has commenced work on a musical based on The Princess Bride. If you've only seen the movie, for heaven's sake, read the novel. A finer, funnier fantasy you'll not find.
Composer Adam Guettel and screenwriter William Goldman will collaborate on a musical version or the hit fairy tale film "The Princess Bride," the New York Post reported.

The 1987 Rob Reiner-directed, Goldman-penned movie fits the teasing description Guettel gave for his next project, while speaking backstage at the 2005 Tony Awards. While hesitant to specifically name his next musical due to "legal reasons," he did say it would have a "fairy tale" nature and would involve "a lot of swordfighting."

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