Will Kristin Chenoweth star in a Death Becomes Her musical on Broadway?

Kristin Chenoweth

According to Universal Theatrical Group, a stage musical adaptation of the hit 1992 film "Death Becomes Her" is in the works. Even more deadly is the news that Tony Award winner and Broadway favorite Kristin Chenoweth is rumored to star as Madeline Ashton in the musical. Previously played on-screen by Meryl Streep, Madeline is an actress who is introduced to a groundbreaking treatment that promises eternal youth and gives her the perfect chance to outlast her nemesis Helen Sharp (played by Goldie Hawn). Things take a turn for the worse, however, when these archrivals physically die and become the walking, trash-talking dead in the process. "Death Becomes Her" was a huge commercial success, earning over $149 million dollars at the global box office, and also picked up the Academy Award for Visual Effects.

Stay tuned for further details about casting and creative team members as this death-defying project develops.