‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Sequel in the Works at Disney

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

Disney is developing a follow-up to the hit 2006 film starring Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly, the formidable editor-in-chief of Runway magazine. The original film, which also featured Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt as her beleaguered assistants, Andrea Sachs and Emily Charlton, was a box office smash and remains a beloved pop culture staple.

Aline Brosh McKenna, who penned the original screenplay, is in talks to write the sequel. The new storyline reportedly sees Priestly navigating her career amid the decline of traditional magazine publishing, facing off against Blunt’s character, now a high-powered executive for a luxury group with crucial advertising dollars that Priestly needs.

Based on Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 novel, “The Devil Wears Prada” earned $326.7 million worldwide and won Streep a Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy, along with an Academy Award nomination. The film’s costume designer, Patricia Field, also received an Oscar nomination.

Fans have long speculated about the return of Miranda, Andy, and Emily. The trio of actors have kept the film in the public’s mind, recently reuniting onstage at February’s SAG Awards. Hathaway and Blunt reminisced about making the movie for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series, sharing stories about working with Streep, who 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.”

The announcement of a sequel comes as the stage musical version, starring Vanessa Williams as Miranda Priestly, begins previews in 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 Shaina Taub, and a book by Kate Wetherhead.

According to Variety, the sequel is produced by Oscar winner Wendy Finerman, though Disney has not commented on the news.

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