and Stephen Daldry
will return to the stage as the composer and director of the stage adaptation of Billy Elliot
, the internationally acclaimed film.
The stageshow may see the London stage as early as 2003, co-producer Sally Greene told Variety.
Billy Elliot follows the story of a young boy who finds a passion for dancing, much to the dismay of his family. Elton's score is expected to be completed in December which will likely be followed by a workshop.
Expected to reteam with the film's director Daldry will be Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Lee Hall - who will provide book and lyrics - as well as choreographer Peter Darling.
The film's producers, Working Title, is set to produce the stage version as well. No casting has been set as of yet.