‘The Devil Wears Prada’ sequel announced almost 20 years after original film became rom-com classic

A sequel for 'The Devil Wears Prada' has been announced almost 20 years after the original film. Two of the film's major stars, Meryl Streep (L) and Anne Hathaway, are pictured at a photocall for the film in 2006. Photo by Getty Images.A sequel for 'The Devil Wears Prada' has been announced almost 20 years after the original film. Two of the film's major stars, Meryl Streep (L) and Anne Hathaway, are pictured at a photocall for the film in 2006. Photo by Getty Images.
A sequel for 'The Devil Wears Prada' has been announced almost 20 years after the original film. Two of the film's major stars, Meryl Streep (L) and Anne Hathaway, are pictured at a photocall for the film in 2006. Photo by Getty Images. | Getty Images

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In news that would even raise a smile from Miranda Priestley herself, a sequel to 2006 cult classic film ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ has been announced.

The original film earned its place as an iconic rom-com shortly after it’s relase 18 years ago thanks to it’s all star, cast including Meryl Streep as editor-in-chief of fashion magazine Runway, Anne Hathaway as her new assistant Andrea Sachs and Emily Blunt as her senior assistant Emily Charlton, and memorable one-liners.

The film was based on a best-selling 2003 novel of the same name by Lauren Weisberger. Fans of the book or the film will know that the story follows keen journalist Andrea Sachs, who takes a job at high end fashion magazine Runway working as an assistant for industry-renowned but difficult editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly because this will open doors for her within the media industry. But, it turns out to be about a lot more than just clothes. The tasks Priestly gives her soon leads Sachs to have issues in her personal and professional life, and question just how much she is willing to sacrifice to get the job of her dreams.

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Disney is said to be developing the sequel to the smash hit film, according to Variety Magazine, and the storyline reportedly follows Priestly in the modern day as she navigates her career amid the decline of traditional magazine publishing. She also meets Charlton again, who is now a high-powered executive for a luxury group with advertising money that Priestly needs. Unsurprisingly, the two don’t see eye-to-eye so gird your loins for some more conflict as the pair do battle.

Screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna, who adapted the original 2006 film from the 2003 novel, will also be writing the sequel according to reports. It has not yet been reported who would star in the sequel, but as the story is said to centre on Priestly and Charlton it is hoped that Streep and Blunt would reprise their famous roles. It has not been spoken about if Hathaway would return as Sachs, or if other supporting cast members would return such as Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker, Adrian Grenier, Gisele Bundchen and Tracie Thoms. In the years since the film debuted and became a box office smash, fans have speculated whether “that’s all” for Priestly, Sachs and Charlton. Streep, Hathaway and Blunt fuelled speculation that another film could be in the works by reuniting onstage at the SAG Awards in February and adopting their character’s personas in a fun skit.

Hathaway and Blunt also sat down to reminisce about making the movie for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series in December, revisiting some of the film’s most iconic moments and talking about working with Hollywood legend Streep. “We just had a joy bomb of a time on that movie,” Blunt told Hathaway during the interview. “I don’t know if any of us knew it was going to become what it did. It’s quoted to me every week. It will be the movie that changed my life.”

News of a ’The Devil Wears Prada” sequel comes as the stage musical version, featuring Vanessa Williams as Priestly, begins previews in advance of an October opening on London’s West End later this year. The production features an original score by Elton John, direction and choreography by three-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell, lyrics by singer-songwriter Shaina Taub and book by Kate Wetherhead.

You can still buy tickets for ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ musical now. The show will be at London’s Dominion Theatre from October 2024 to May 2025.

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