The rights to the 1998 Drew Barrymore film were bought in December by producer Adam Epstein, Variety reports.
He says the musical will be: "Cinderella as not told by the Brothers Grimm -- no magic pumpkin, no talking mice, no fairy godmother. It tells a real-life story about a heroine who fights societal constraints against all odds."
Epstein and Hughes -- who won a Tony for "Doubt" -- invited a number of songwriting teams to submit material and decided on Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler, whose last project, "Girl Most Likely To," was never produced.
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