Grab Your Bridesmaids: The Princess Bride Is Becoming a Broadway Musical

Inconceivable!

Updated 09/24/19

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Before Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton became literal princess brides, there was Buttercup—one of the most beloved fictional brides of all time. And now she's heading to Broadway. Yes, The Princess Bride is being adapted into a musical—like famous films like Mean Girls, Legally Blonde, and The Lion King before it.

Deadline reports that the adaptation is still in the early phases, but it's moving forward with a new creative team. The original screenwriter, the late William Goldman, had been trying to get a version of The Princess Bride to the stage since 2006 but obviously that never came to be.

Even though the movie came out in 1987, it has remained a staple of pop culture across generations. The story, for those who somehow haven't seen it, starts with a grandfather reading a storybook to his sick grandson. We then hear the story of a beautiful girl named Buttercup (played by Robin Wright) who lives on a farm and falls in love with a farmhand named Westley (played by Cary Elwes) who affectionately fulfills her every whim with a sweet, "As you wish." They plan to marry but he disappears and is presumed dead. Years later, as Buttercup is set to marry Prince Humperdink, Westley returns and must rescue her—with hilarious results.

There's no real timetable yet for the production, but people on social media are already super excited. And honestly, we wouldn't blame you if you were already planning a night at the theater with your bridesmaids.

In case you need a fix right away, The Princess Bride is currently available to rent on Amazon. Why not plan a girls' night in with your bridesmaids? Stream the film with a side of popcorn and rosé, and you might even be able to convince your 'maids to help you address those wedding invitations as you watch!

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