Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt set to star in Disney's Devil Wears Prada Sequel

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9 Jul 2024, 10:31

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Fashionistas rejoice as Disney begins work on the long-awaited follow-up.

The world of high fashion is about to get a major shake-up, as Disney gears up for a sequel to the iconic 2006 film, The Devil Wears Prada.

That's right, the inimitable Meryl Streep and the ever-charming Emily Blunt are set to reprise their fabulous roles, and we couldn't be more excited!

According to Puck, which first broke the news, this eagerly anticipated sequel will follow the legendary Miranda Priestly, played by Streep, as she navigates the twilight of her career amidst the decline of traditional magazine publishing.



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Think Vogue’s Anna Wintour, but with even more drama and an extra dash of icy perfection.

Emily Blunt, who portrayed the harried yet fiercely loyal assistant Emily Charlton, has climbed the ladder of the fashion world to become an executive at a luxury conglomerate.

Picture a company like Kering or LVMH, with an advertising budget that Priestly desperately needs to save her beleaguered magazine. Oh, the drama!

Scriptwriter Aline Brosh McKenna, director David Frankel, and producer Wendy Finerman are also in talks to return, ensuring that the sequel will be just as chic and biting as the original.

But what about our beloved Andy Sachs, played by Anne Hathaway?

Well, Hathaway sounded doubtful earlier this year, saying: “I don’t think a continuation of that story is probably ever gonna happen.”

Will she make a surprise return? Only time will tell.

The original Devil Wears Prada, based on Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 novel, followed Andy as she scored a coveted job working for the formidable Priestly, the editor of a major New York fashion magazine.

Priestly's character is widely believed to be inspired by Vogue’s own Anna Wintour, making her the ultimate queen of the fashion kingdom.

The film was a smashing success, raking in $326.7 million worldwide and earning Streep a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy. Talk about a blockbuster!

Last year, Blunt and Hathaway reunited for Variety’s Actors on Actors series and reminisced about their fabulous time on set.

Blunt revealed she couldn't stop laughing during filming because her character 'was so horrible' to Hathaway’s most of the time.

"We just had a joy bomb of a time on that movie,” she said.

“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.”

Fans went wild when the cast reunited at the SAG Awards, with Streep, Hathaway, and Blunt coming together to present an award.

The interaction was pure gold as they delighted the audience by quoting lines from the film.

Producer Wendy Finerman has previously spilled the tea about the casting for the original film, revealing how Streep almost didn't play the iconic role.

“People thought we were crazy. I mean, I had people call me up and say, ‘Are you out of your mind? She’s never been funny a day in her life,” Finerman shared on the Hollywood Gold podcast.

“She has been funny, and they were wrong. But this was clearly a different kind of role for her. I think that was part of the fun of the unexpected.”