‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Sequel in the Works at Disney With Screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna in Talks to Return

‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Sequel in the Works at Disney With Screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna in Talks to Return

Gird your loins. Miranda Priestly is set to deliver more withering glances in a sequel to “The Devil Wears Prada.”

Disney is developing a sequel to the hit 2006 movie starring Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly, the high-powered fashion magazine editor from hell (or, more accurately, the editor-in-chief of Runway magazine) with Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt as her harried assistants Andrea Sachs and Emily Charlton.

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The original film’s screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Your Place or Mine”) is in talks to return to pen the next chapter. Who from the original cast will return is not clear, but the storyline reportedly follows Miranda as she navigates her career amid the decline of traditional magazine publishing and faces off against Emily, as the former first assistant is now a high-powered executive for a luxury group with advertising dollars that Miranda desperately needs.

Based on Lauren Weisberger’s dishy 2003 novel about a young woman’s nightmarish experience working at a fashion magazine (Weisberger worked as a personal assistant for American Vogue editor Anna Wintour), “The Devil Wears Prada” was a box office smash, earning $326.7 million world-wide and earning Streep a Golden Globe for best actress in the a comedy, as well as an Academy Award nomination. Designer Patricia Field was also nominated for an Oscar for the film’s costume design.

For the nearly two decades since, fans have speculated whether “that’s all” for Miranda, Andy and Emily and the trio of actors have played along, most recently reuniting onstage at February’s SAG Awards. Hathaway and Blunt also sat down to reminisce about making the movie for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series, revisiting some of the film’s most iconic moments and dishing about working with Streep (who improvised some of Miranda’s most biting lines, but missed out on a lot of the fun on set because she went Method for the role).

“We just had a joy bomb of a time on that movie,” Blunt told Hathaway during the conversation. “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 the “Devil Wears Prada” sequel comes as the stage musical version, featuring Vanessa Williams donning Miranda Priestly’s trademark dark sunglasses, begins previews in advance of an October opening on London’s West End. 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.

Puck was first to report news of the sequel, produced by Oscar winner Wendy Finerman. Disney had no comment.

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