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Sequel to 'The Devil Wears Prada' Reportedly in Development

Sequel to ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Reportedly in Development

Disney is reportedly working on a sequel to “The Devil Wears Prada,” as revealed by a report from Deadline. This long-awaited follow-up is still in the early stages but already has the original screenwriter, Aline Brosh McKenna, attached to the project. There has been no official confirmation about which, if any, of the original cast members will return.

“The Devil Wears Prada” debuted in 2006 and has maintained a substantial fan base for nearly twenty years. The film starred Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci, and Emily Blunt, with David Frankel serving as the director. It was an adaptation of Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 novel. While Disney representatives have not commented on Deadline’s report, inside sources indicate that Frankel is in discussions to direct the sequel, and Wendy Finerman is expected to return as a producer.

The potential plot of the sequel is a major point of speculation. In the original film, Anne Hathaway played Andrea Sachs, an aspiring journalist who lands her first job out of college as a personal assistant to Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), the editor of a high-fashion magazine. Andrea faces Miranda’s egotism and unrealistic expectations, which ultimately spark Andrea’s genuine interest in the fashion industry. However, she becomes as relentless as her boss and must reconcile with herself to find her own path.

Anne Hathaway has expressed skepticism about the prospect of a sequel on multiple occasions. In March, she told E! News, “I don’t think a continuation of that story is probably ever gonna happen. But I think we will continue to give out awards to other people, so I think there’s a future for that… The truth of the matter is – with any film – all we can do is make it. The reason that movie felt so special was that we were a team and we did that work, but really it’s the love that everybody pours into it… Let’s just keep the thing that we all agree with love.”

Hathaway also noted another challenge during an appearance on “The View” in 2022. She said, “I don’t know if there can be [a sequel]. 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.”

This point might eliminate the possibility of adapting Weisberger’s sequel novels, “Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns” and “When Life Gives You Lululemons.” Both books received mixed reviews, and if a sequel film followed their plots, it would necessitate the return of Hathaway and Streep. For now, the project remains in development, and there is no certainty that it will be produced.

Source: Deadline, E! News, The View