‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Could Finally Be Getting a Long-Awaited Sequel

Have we all figured out the difference between blue and cerulean yet? Because Miranda Priestly may be about to re-enter the building.

Disney is in early development on a sequel to “The Devil Wears Prada,” IndieWire has learned, with the 2006 film’s original screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna in talks to write the script. Wendy Finerman is producing the project.

No deals are in place yet, and it’s too early to tell whether any of the original cast will return. But Puck, which first reported the news, says Meryl Streep is expected to reprise her role as the fashion magazine editor-in-chief Priestly.

Disney had no comment.

Starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathway, Emily Blunt, and Stanley Tucci, “The Devil Wears Prada” was an adaptation of the 2003 novel by Lauren Weisberger and quickly became a runaway hit, earning nearly $326 million worldwide at the box office against just a $35 million budget.

The film follows an aspiring journalist (Hathaway) who takes an assistant position to the tyrannical editor-in-chief (Streep) of one of the premiere fashion magazines in the world. The film perfectly captures the mentor/mentee bond that can form even under toxic circumstances. Many in the fashion industry were actually afraid to participate with the film for fear of how it aimed to depict their world and the difficult personalities within it.

While many attribute Streep’s performance as Miranda Priestly to Vogue’s Anna Wintour, Streep has said in the past that her look was actually inspired by model and actress Carmen Dell’Orifice and French politician Christine LaGarde, and her speech patterns and humor came from Clint Eastwood and Mike Nichols.

Whatever the inspiration, Streep’s work on the film earned her a Golden Globe and yet another Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. The film also helped launch Blunt’s career and transition Hathaway from her “Princess Diaries” image.

Brosh McKenna is also known for “27 Dresses” and the CW musical series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” She previously teamed with Disney on 2021’s “Cruella” starring Emma Stone, and she most recently wrote and directed last year’s rom-com “Your Place Or Mine” for Netflix starring Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher.

“The Devil Wears Prada” was also adapted into a musical, with a score by Elton John, lyrics from Shaina Taub, and a book by Kate Wetherhead. The show premiered in Chicago in 2022 and recently began preview performances on the West End with Vanessa Williams in the lead role as Priestly.

SOURCE: Indie Wire

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