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The Devil Wears Prada sequel with two original stars in the works 18 years later


Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada

The original The Devil Wears Prada film was released in 2006 (Picture: Barry Wetcher/20th Century Fox/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)

The latest classic film to be given a new lease of life is reportedly 00s comedy-drama The Devil Wears Prada.

Disney is working on a sequel of the hit movie 18 years later – and Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep have been convinced to reprise their roles as Miranda Priestly and Emily Charlton respectively.

The Devil Wears Prada’s original screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna is also on board; however, Anne Hathaway, who played Miranda’s assistant Andy Sachs, is not thought to be involved in the project, according to Puck.

The publication reports the sequel could follow magazine editor Miranda struggling with the ongoing decline of traditional media sparring with Emily, who is now an executive at a luxury fashion group.

Miranda desperately needs Emily’s company to pay for advertising in her magazine to ensure its survival.

Disney declined to comment when approached by Puck. Metro.co.uk has also reached out to the studio for comment.

Emily will reportedly reprise her role in the sequel (Picture: Barry Wetcher/20th Century Fox/Kobal/Shutterstock)

However, Anne is not thought to be attached to the project (Picture: Barry Wetcher/20th Century Fox/Kobal/Shutterstock)

The Devil Wears Prada director David Frankel previously spoke to Metro.co.uk about a sequel – and claimed it would never happen.

In 2022, he said: ‘There was a little bit of talk a couple of times – once after the movie was such a big hit 15 years ago.

‘We all got on a conference call to discuss it and it was easily decided that that was a terrible idea.

‘We had told this story, these characters were very complete in the way that they had appeared in this film and we had no imagination for where the story would go.’

The character of Miranda in The Devil Wears Prada is reportedly based on Anna (Picture: Vogue)

The Devil Wears Prada follows new graduate Andy who lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.

However, when Andy begins to get more responsibilities, Priestly’s long-term assistant Emily gets jealous.

The film is based on the 2003 novel of the same name written by Lauren Weisberger, who worked as an editor and writer at Vogue and Departures magazine.

The role of Miranda is famously said to have been based on Vogue’s Anna Wintour.

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