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Sequel to 'The Devil Wears Prada' Announced After 18 Years

Sequel to ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Announced After 18 Years

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Fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) and her assistant, Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway), in “The Devil Wears Prada.” A sequel to “The Devil Wears Prada” is currently in the works at Disney. | Barry Wetcher, Twentieth Century

A sequel to “The Devil Wears Prada” is officially underway at Disney, according to Puck News.

Here’s what we know so far about the highly anticipated sequel to “The Devil Wears Prada.”

Anne Hathaway’s return as Andy Sachs is not yet confirmed. While she has expressed skepticism about a continuation of the story, the movie’s original producer, Wendy Finerman, and screenwriter, Aline Brosh McKenna, are both on board for the sequel.

In “The Devil Wears Prada,” Hathaway plays Andy Sachs, the fashion-challenged assistant to the infamous Miranda Priestly, portrayed by Meryl Streep. The film concludes with Andy deciding to leave her demanding boss and the toxic environment behind.

Hathaway mentioned to E News in March that she didn’t anticipate a sequel, suggesting that the original film stood on its own merits.

However, Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt are confirmed to return, as reported by Puck News. Blunt recalled the experience fondly in an interview with Hathaway during Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series.

“The Devil Wears Prada 2” will likely draw from the book “Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns,” the second novel in the series. Early reports suggest that the plot will revolve around Miranda Priestly grappling with the decline of her magazine empire. She seeks help from Emily Charlton, now a powerful executive in a luxury fashion group, who might hold the key to saving Miranda’s publication, according to E News.

No release date has been announced as the script is still in the early stages of development at Disney, according to Deadline.

The original “The Devil Wears Prada” is based on Lauren Weisberger’s book, which was inspired by her time as an assistant to Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

Interestingly, Meryl Streep has clarified that her portrayal of Miranda Priestly was not based on Anna Wintour. She told Entertainment Weekly that she aimed to capture the challenges and demands of Miranda’s role, rather than mimic Wintour’s personality.

However, the connection to Vogue wasn’t entirely absent. Production designer Jess Gonchor managed to take a sneak peek at Wintour’s office to recreate it for the film so accurately that Wintour redecorated shortly after the movie’s release, as director David Frankel mentioned to Entertainment Weekly.

Fans of “The Devil Wears Prada” have much to look forward to as these developments unfold. With key original stars returning and a seasoned creative team behind it, the sequel promises to be an exciting continuation of the beloved story.

Source: Puck News, Variety, E News, Deadline, The Wrap, Entertainment Weekly