‘Devil Wears Prada’ Sequel in the Works – Viral News

We might not be going to Paris, but we are going back into the world of Miranda Priestly as a sequel to The Devil Wears Prada is reportedly in the works!

According to multiple reports, Disney is currently working on a follow-up to the mega-successful 2006 fashion dramedy starring Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci. Puck was first to share the groundbreaking news while Entertainment Weekly reports that Hathaway, Streep, Blunt and Tucci are all in talks to reprise their roles. EW also shares that the original director, David Frankel, is in talks to helm the project. 

On Monday, news first broke that film producer Wendy Finerman is hard at work recruiting the original film’s scribe, Aline Brosh McKenna, to pen the script, which will purportedly follow Streep’s character near the end of her career and looking to Blunt’s character for assistance in the dying magazine business. It’s unclear if this is the actual plotline for the film or just one possible scenario. 

The original movie is an adaptation of Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 eponymous novel, which follows journalist Andy Sachs (Hathaway) as she struggles to keep up as the junior assistant to Miranda Priestly (Streep), the editor-in-chief of Runway magazine — an Anna Wintour type, if you will. Blunt stars as Emily Charlton, Priestly’s senior assistant, who is constantly in competition to get a leg up on others at the magazine, while Tucci plays Nigel Kipling, Runway‘s art director. Streep was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe back in 2007 for the role. 

Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’20th Century Fox

Earlier this year, Hathaway actually commented on the possibility of a sequel mere weeks after she reunited with Blunt and Streep at the SAG Awards in a hilarious parody of their movie. 

“Probably not,” she told V Magazine about whether she could see a Devil Wears Prada sequel happening. “We all love each other and if somebody could come up with a way to do it, I think we’d all be crazy not to.”

Hathaway also previously spoke about the potential sequel during a 2022 appearance on The View when she shared skepticism at the thought of returning to the world of fashion journalism in the print form.

“I just think that movie was in a different era. Now everything’s gone so digital and that movie is centered around the concept of producing a physical thing and it’s just, it’s just very different,” the Les Misérables Academy Award winner stated, per Deadline.

Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway at the 2024 SAG AwardsGetty

In the nearly two decades since the film’s release, the project has become a cultural touchstone and has been memed, parodied and quoted more times than any one person can count. It’s also heading to London’s West End in musical form with Vanessa Williams — who rather ironically played demanding fashion magazine editor Wilhelmina Slater in Ugly Betty — as the titular devil in Prada. 

In 2018, ET spoke with Blunt who expressed her willingness (and interest) in reprising her character for a potential sequel — whatever that may look like. Weisberger has penned not only a sequel to her hit novel, aptly titled Revenge Wears Prada, but a spinoff centered around Blunt’s character. 

“I’d be down,” the Oscar-nominated actress said at the time of entering the fashion world again. “I mean, if everyone wanted to do it, could be cool.”

Similarly, ET chatted with Tucci in 2023 as he was promoting his Prime Video series, Citadel, where he echoed Blunt’s openness to heading back to Runway magazine. 

“I would happily play Nigel in The Devil Wears Prada again. It was a really great experience,” he said.

Here’s hoping that Streep and Blunt can get the full gang back together — and that everyone gets to go to Paris Fashion Week this time around. 

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