‘The Queen’s Gambit’ to be adapted into stage musical

The Queen's Gambit, the novel recently adapted into a hit Netflix limited series, is heading to the stage.

Level Forward, the production company that's behind plays such as Jagged Little Pill, Oklahoma! Slave Play, acquired the rights to adapt the novel into a stage musical, according to Deadline.

The Queen's Gambit is a 1983 novel written by Walter Tevis that follows the life of orphan-turned-chess prodigy Beth Harmon. The novel was recently adapted into a series, starring Anya Taylor-Joy. The show became Netflix's most-watched scripted miniseries and sparked a chess craze worldwide.

Casting and production details have yet to be announced. – Rappler.com