Disney Adapting "The Princess Bride" for the Stage

This undated file image originally released by 20th Century Fox shows Andre the Giant, top, Mandy Patinkin, center, and Wallace Shawn in "The Princess Bride," the movie. AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox, File

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's not completely inconceivable. The Princess Bride is coming to the stage.

Disney Theatrical Productions said Monday it is planning to adapt the novel and screenplay for the beloved romantic comedy about Westley and Princess Buttercup. The creative team and timetable for the project have yet to be determined.

The film starred Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Christopher Guest, Fred Savage, Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant, Billy Crystal and Carol Kane. It gave the world the immortal lines "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die" and "completely inconceivable."

The book was written in 1973 by William Goldman, who adapted it for the 1987 film directed by Rob Reiner. The latest deal was brokered by Alan F. Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Co.


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  • Report this Comment On November 12, 2013, at 7:59 PM, dlwatib wrote:

    Pretty weak reason to buy Disney. Even if a stage production of The Princess Bride is wildly successful (which it might be) it will still generate only a drop in the bucket to Disney's top line, let alone bottom line. I'd be much more impressed if Disney decided to open new sections at all its theme parks based upon The Princess Bride theme.

    This article belongs in the entertainment section of a newspaper, not the investment site Motley Fool.

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