The popular 1992 film Death Becomes Her is getting a new lease of life as it is adapted into a musical for the stage. The news was reported by Variety, who revealed that Christopher Gattelli will be directing and choreographing the production, with music and lyrics by Julia Mattison and Noel Carey.
“Death Becomes Her” Musical Adaption
The original movie starred Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn as friends who are given a potion that grants them immortality. However, they soon realize that immortality isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Isabella Rossellini and Bruce Willis also starred in the dark and funny comedy.
In the musical adaptation, Broadway actor Megan Hilty will take on Meryl Streep’s role of Madeline Ashton, a vain actor who is desperate to regain her youth and revive her career. Jennifer Simard will play Helen Sharp, Madeline’s long-time friend and possible secret enemy. Hilty took to Instagram to announce her involvement in the project.
Death Becomes Her: The Musical is set to premiere at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago on April 30, 2024, and will run until June 2, 2024. Fans of the original film and theater enthusiasts alike can look forward to this unique adaptation of the popular horror comedy.
In other horror news, Paramount has announced the first release under their new Paramount Scares banner. The details of the release have not been revealed, but it is sure to be intriguing. Additionally, Brian Duffield, the director of the romantic horror film Spontaneous, has a new project in the works titled No One Will Save You. The trailer for the film has generated excitement among fans. Universal Pictures and Blumhouse have released a new trailer for their upcoming horror sequel The Exorcist: Believer, which promises plenty of scares. And finally, fans of The Nun will soon be able to see the sequel, as The Nun 2 is set to hit theaters in the near future.
In summary, Death Becomes Her is being adapted into a musical for the stage, with Megan Hilty and Jennifer Simard taking on the lead roles. The musical will premiere in Chicago in 2024. Additionally, there is plenty of exciting horror news on the horizon, including new releases from Paramount and Universal Pictures, as well as a sequel to The Nun.