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Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt to Return for Disney's Devil Wears Prada Sequel

Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt to Return for Disney’s Devil Wears Prada Sequel

A sequel to The Devil Wears Prada is reportedly in the works at Disney, with Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt set to reprise their iconic roles from the 2006 film.

According to Puck, the new film will explore the story of Streep’s character, Miranda Priestly, as she navigates the end of her career and the decline of traditional magazine publishing. Meanwhile, Blunt’s character, Emily Charlton, has advanced in her career to become an executive at a luxury group reminiscent of Kering or LVMH. This development places her in a position to manage the sort of advertising budget Priestly requires to sustain her magazine.

The Independent has reached out to representatives of Streep and Blunt for their comments.

Additionally, scriptwriter Aline Brosh McKenna, director David Frankel, and producer Wendy Finerman are reportedly in discussions to return for the sequel.

Whether Anne Hathaway will return as Andrea Sachs is still uncertain. Earlier this year, Hathaway expressed doubts about a continuation of the story, saying, “I don’t think a continuation of that story is probably ever gonna happen.”

The Devil Wears Prada, inspired by Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 novel, tells the story of Andrea, who secures a job working for Miranda Priestly, the formidable editor of a prominent New York fashion magazine.

Miranda Priestly’s character is believed to be partly inspired by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, under whom Weisberger once worked as a personal assistant.

The film was a commercial success, amassing $326.7 million globally and earning Streep a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy.

Last year, Blunt and Hathaway reunited for Variety’s Actors on Actors series and reminisced about their time working with Streep.

Blunt shared that she couldn’t help but laugh while making the film because her character was often “horrible” to Hathaway’s character.

“We just had a joy bomb of a time on that movie,” Blunt said. “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.”

The cast reunited at the SAG Awards, with Streep, Hathaway, and Blunt coming together to present an award. Their interaction, which included quoting lines from the film, delighted fans.

Producer Wendy Finerman has previously spoken about the casting process for the original film, revealing that not everyone believed Streep was the right choice.

“People thought we were crazy. I had people call me up and say, ‘Are you out of your mind? She’s never been funny a day in her life,’” Finerman said on an episode of the Hollywood Gold podcast, referring to Streep.

“She has been funny, and they were wrong. But this was clearly a different kind of role for her. I think that was part of the fun of the unexpected.”

Source: Puck, The Independent, Variety