Prince’s hit film Purple Rain is set to make the leap from screen to stage.

The 1984 film about the rise of an international rock star from humble beginnings in Minneapolis is being adapted as a Broadway-bound stage musical, according to the New York Times.

The adaptation will feature a score by Prince, an accompanying book by Pulitzer-Prize finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, and direction by Lileana Blain-Cruz, who recently helmed Skin of Our Teeth on Broadway.

“It’s been almost 40 years since Prince’s legendary film Purple Rain took the world by storm and we can’t think of a more fitting tribute than to honour Prince and the Purple Rain legacy with this stage adaptation of the beloved story,” said L Londell McMillan, the chairman of The Northstar Group, and Larry Mestel, founder and chief executive of Primary Wave Music.

“We are thrilled with our Broadway partners and creative team, who are bringing a theatricality to the film’s original fictional story. We can’t wait for a new generation to discover Purple Rain and for lovers of the original film and album to experience its power once again, this time live.”

Additional production details and timing will be announced in the coming months, the show’s producers said.

Directed by Albert Magnoli, the 1984 film marked Prince’s acting debut, and it featured some of his biggest hits — including When Doves Cry and Let’s Go Crazy, and the title track, Purple Rain.

Prince died in 2016 at the age of 57.

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