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'The Princess Bride' to be adapted into stage show by Disney

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A stage version of The Princess Bride is in the works.

The 1987 Rob Reiner movie based on the 1973 novel of the same name by William Goldman will be adapted into a live show by Disney Theatrical Productions.

The Princess Bride (1987)

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Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said: "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.

"It couldn't be in better hands than those of the experienced Disney Theatrical team led by Tom Schumacher."

It has not yet been decided if the project will be a musical or play, but a musical is more likely given that Disney is behind the project.

The Princess Bride movie cast reunited for a 25th anniversary screening of the film last month.

Director Rob Reiner, Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Carol Kane, Chris Sarandon and Mandy Patinkin premiered a new print of the 1987 film at Alice Tully Hall in New York City.

Watch a trailer for The Princess Bride below:

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