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‘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. 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, which reportedly follows Miranda navigating her career amid the decline of traditional magazine publishing.

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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by Anonymousreply 63July 11, 2024 1:11 PM

Who asked for this?

by Anonymousreply 1July 8, 2024 11:26 PM

[quote]Who asked for this?

Grace, Mamie, and Louisa, hoping for big parts.

by Anonymousreply 2July 8, 2024 11:51 PM

Don't bother unless all of the original actors sign on.

by Anonymousreply 3July 8, 2024 11:53 PM

It's Disney in the 2020s, so it's bound to be very 'woke' and humorless, unlike the first one.

by Anonymousreply 4July 8, 2024 11:53 PM

Exactly, r4. Disney sucks now.

by Anonymousreply 5July 9, 2024 12:17 AM

If it's not the same actors, HARD PASS.

by Anonymousreply 6July 9, 2024 12:19 AM

Does Merril even do sequels?

by Anonymousreply 7July 9, 2024 12:53 AM

R6 Agree

by Anonymousreply 8July 9, 2024 12:55 AM

Probably going to be a giant girlboss celebration that justifies Miranda’s behaviour.

by Anonymousreply 9July 9, 2024 1:01 AM

No thank you.

by Anonymousreply 10July 9, 2024 1:19 AM

I don't think Streep, Hathaway or Blunt would be stupid/greedy enough to star in a cash grab sequel. None of those women are washed up.

by Anonymousreply 11July 9, 2024 2:02 AM

Am I the only one who is sick of Meryl Streep?

by Anonymousreply 12July 9, 2024 2:30 AM

You really do have to wonder if the writers strike was worth it if all they've got left creatively is sequels and reboots.

by Anonymousreply 13July 9, 2024 2:35 AM

R11. I think they'll do it if the script is good and the money is right.

by Anonymousreply 14July 9, 2024 2:46 AM

In the sequel does Miranda pander to the lowest common denominator, destroying the last shreds of her reputation while she desperately hangs on? Will there be roles for Cardi B and the Kardashians?

by Anonymousreply 15July 9, 2024 2:46 AM

I don’t know why, but Meryl’s quiet voice and controlled delivery put me on edge. I’d rather her character been a little more alive.

by Anonymousreply 16July 9, 2024 2:50 AM

If Meryl won't do it, I will. I'm good at stepping in and can even do the musical once we're done shooting.

I beg you.

by Anonymousreply 17July 9, 2024 2:50 AM

R12, no.

No, you are not.

by Anonymousreply 18July 9, 2024 2:54 AM

Big mistake, as most sequels are—unless they are part of an epic story, like Tolkien or The Godfather (though Part III was unnecessary . What was unique and enjoyable one time, seems like a poor copy a second time, even if the same principals return.

by Anonymousreply 19July 9, 2024 3:15 AM

This has all the promise and hope of Grease 2 written all over it!

by Anonymousreply 20July 9, 2024 3:41 AM

Never forget - She's also now Mark Ronson's Mother-in-law. Expect a meticulously curated soundtrack.

by Anonymousreply 21July 9, 2024 3:46 AM

R20 Like Grease 2, maybe they can get Lorna Luft for this film, taking over for Stsnley Tucci who wisely avoids this project.

by Anonymousreply 22July 9, 2024 3:56 AM

Of course M is doing it. What’s the point without her?

by Anonymousreply 23July 9, 2024 4:15 AM

OP, this should’ve been a poll. Step aside, and let me pose the REAL question:

“When Meryl passes on the TDWP sequel, which washed-up Boomer icon will take her place?”

A) Diane Keaton

B) Candy Bergen

C) Melanie Griffith

D) Siggy Weaver

E) Kathy Bates

F) Sally Field

G) Wild Card - Alfre Woodard, Rene Russo, or Bruce Vilanch

by Anonymousreply 24July 9, 2024 4:24 AM

In the world of Hollywood sequels, cunts NEVER retire. And on tv Oleebia gon be catching rapists in her mid 60s.

by Anonymousreply 25July 9, 2024 4:25 AM

R7, Yes.

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by Anonymousreply 26July 9, 2024 4:37 AM

[quote]Don't bother unless all of the original actors sign on.

But, this cast will cater to a more contemporary audience - the all-black cast will highlight the female empowerment movement in a most entertaining, yet, forceful, manner.

by Anonymousreply 27July 9, 2024 11:39 AM

Martin Short can be Niles 2.0 what with the original Niles dying of the AIDS and all.

by Anonymousreply 28July 9, 2024 12:07 PM

R28, Who's Niles?

by Anonymousreply 29July 9, 2024 5:30 PM

Whoever the fuck Tucci played R29.

by Anonymousreply 30July 9, 2024 7:45 PM

I believe he meant Nigel.

I don't know how they'll fit Anne in. Is she going to do an expose' on working for MP like she wrote about the janitors for her college newspaper? Will Adrian Grenier come back as the executive chef at Le Bernadin?

by Anonymousreply 31July 9, 2024 8:16 PM


Am I reaching for the stars here? Not really.

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by Anonymousreply 32July 9, 2024 8:31 PM

R24 Jessica Lange or Rene Russo

by Anonymousreply 33July 9, 2024 8:33 PM

R4 The Devil Wears Apple Bottom Jeans

by Anonymousreply 34July 9, 2024 8:33 PM

I hated absolutely hated that character.

by Anonymousreply 35July 9, 2024 8:44 PM

R35 a homosexual with a staunch opinion about pop culture… groundbreaking.

by Anonymousreply 36July 9, 2024 9:58 PM

Jessica Lange would never take Meryl’s leftover scraps, R33.

by Anonymousreply 37July 9, 2024 10:12 PM

R37, are you sure about that?

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by Anonymousreply 38July 9, 2024 10:28 PM

That’s not taking over a role that Meryl famously played and nominated for an Oscar, R38.

Lange accepting the lead role for The Great Lillian Hall is no different than Bette Davis accepting to play Margo Channing in All About Eve when Claudette Colbert passed on the role.

by Anonymousreply 39July 9, 2024 10:52 PM

Maybe Miranda's in the home. The Devil Wears Stretchie Pants.

by Anonymousreply 40July 9, 2024 11:26 PM

M would never do a sequel for money???

by Anonymousreply 41July 9, 2024 11:32 PM

Unless I'm mistaken, the first Mama Mia is not considered a modern classic. Streep wasn't destroying people's memories of a great first movie when she came back for the sequel. It was a stupid movie with a stupid sequel.

by Anonymousreply 42July 10, 2024 1:06 AM

Devil Wears Prada really IS Meryl’s only classic movie, isn’t it.

by Anonymousreply 43July 10, 2024 2:21 AM

They never got Miranda Priestly's look right. Meryl didn't look or dress like a fashion editor in chief in The Devil Wears Prada. She looked like a Nordstom's buyer at best. I did like her performance though.

by Anonymousreply 44July 10, 2024 2:29 AM

Rumor has it it's going to be about the demise of print magazines.

by Anonymousreply 45July 10, 2024 2:30 AM

R44 She did to, you dumb whore.

by Anonymousreply 46July 10, 2024 6:50 AM

Angela Bassett IS Miranda Priestly.

by Anonymousreply 47July 10, 2024 10:21 AM

R27 you are so annoying.

by Anonymousreply 48July 10, 2024 10:51 AM

Hathaway and Blunt are both taking whatever pays the bills, so they’ll be in this.

by Anonymousreply 49July 10, 2024 11:17 AM

I hate the constant sequel, spinning off and remake trend, but in this case this was based on a lousy book and significantly improved the source material, so if they get a good script it could work.

by Anonymousreply 50July 10, 2024 11:36 AM

R47 I mop the floor with that bitch!

by Anonymousreply 51July 10, 2024 2:55 PM

The Devil Wears Depends.

by Anonymousreply 52July 10, 2024 3:00 PM

[quote][R47] I mop the floor with that bitch! —Jada, again smelling an Oscar

Miranda is not bald.

by Anonymousreply 53July 10, 2024 4:13 PM

They’ll end up casting Vanessa Williams instead of Meryl Streep.

by Anonymousreply 54July 10, 2024 4:36 PM

I wouldn't mind seeing that R54. Vanessa was excellent on Ugly Betty. She plays snobby villianess very well.

by Anonymousreply 55July 10, 2024 4:41 PM

Isn’t Meryl a little long in the tooth for this? I can’t imagine any of the characters being in the same situation over 20 years later.

At least we know they won’t be phoning Adrian Grenier.

by Anonymousreply 56July 10, 2024 5:00 PM

[quote]the next chapter, which reportedly follows Miranda navigating her career amid the decline of traditional magazine publishing

I know! She gets fired and then becomes the special consultant to the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art!!

by Anonymousreply 57July 10, 2024 5:57 PM

[quote] I can’t imagine any of the characters being in the same situation over 20 years later.

Except, of course, for Anna Wintour.

by Anonymousreply 58July 10, 2024 5:59 PM

Wintour is 74 and Streep is 75

by Anonymousreply 59July 10, 2024 6:08 PM

They need an Andre Leon Talley character. What's Tituss Burgess doing these days?

by Anonymousreply 60July 10, 2024 7:03 PM

They could do a sequel where this self-involved old clam spends a day stuck around normal Americans with ACTUAL problems. Like “A Christmas Carol,” only she won’t wake up alive at the end.

Bitch, no one cares about your Givenchy clutch or which shade of cerulean is “in” this year. You’re not a leader on anything that matters in life. You’ve wasted your career on something utterly pointless.

by Anonymousreply 61July 10, 2024 7:11 PM

Yeah, I guess, R58. But for a movie, that seems kind of static. Films need forward momentum.

I suspect it’ll mostly focus on Hathaway and Blunt and Meryl will be more like a Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again kind of cameo. I’ll bet she doesn’t appear until the 2nd hour of the film.

Maybe they could have Hathaway’s character do a big expose on child labour and fast fashion and she calls on Emily & Miranda to help her go undercover - and arrest Jacqueline Follet!!

by Anonymousreply 62July 11, 2024 1:09 PM

What will we do with Andrea? Twenty years later she’s just going to be even more fat!

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