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LOS ANGELES -- In 1987, the novel "The Princess Bride," penned 14 years earlier, became a hit film. Now it is being developed for the stage.

Disney Theatrical Productions announced this week that it will create a theater version of the classic tale, based on the acclaimed novel and movie, both penned by two-time-Oscar winner William Goldman. The new deal was shepherded by Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn, who was closely involved with the film version while at Castle Rock Entertainment.

As the creative team and development timetable for the project have yet to be determined, it is not bring announced whether this stage "Bride" will be a play or musical.

In a statement, Thomas Schumacher, president of Disney Theatrical Productions, said, "What William Goldman created is first and foremost a celebration of storytelling; what better place to spin that tale than on the stage?"