‘The Devil Wears Prada 2’ in works as Disney joins hand with screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna for sequel

‘The Devil Wears Prada 2’ in works as Disney joins hand with screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna for sequel
Aline Brosh McKenna is penning the screenplay for 'The Devil Wears Prada' sequel (@abmck/Instagram, The Devil Wears Prada/Facebook)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: 'The Devil Wears Prada 2' is formally in development, more than two decades after the original film debuted in theaters.

Aline Brosh McKenna, the writer of 'The Devil Wears Prada', has begun writing a potential sequel to the popular movie, that was being developed and produced by the original's producer Wendy Finerman.

'The Devil Wears Prada 2' is formally underway, over two decades after the original film debuted in theaters (The Devil Wears Prada/Facebook)
'The Devil Wears Prada' starred Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada/Facebook)

Miranda Priestly to deliver more withering stares in 'The Devil Wears Prada 2'

 Meryl Streep's Miranda Priestly, a no-nonsense, powerful New York City-based editor-in-chief of the fictional fashion magazine, will make a big screen comeback as Disney is now developing a follow-up to 'The Devil Wears Prada', having purchased the film rights after acquiring 20th Century Fox, the original first movie's studio.

The 2006 dramedy, based on the same-titled novel by Lauren Weisberger, followed a fresh journalism graduate who finds working for high fashion magazine editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly to be less than ideal.

'The Devil Wears Prada', starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway, was a critical and commercial success, earning Streep a Golden Globe win and an Oscar nod, and Emily Blunt a Golden Globe nomination.

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Meryl Streep set to return to 'The Devil Wears Prada 2' as Miranda Priestly (The Devil Wears Prada/Facebook)

Although it is not known which members of the original cast will make a comeback, the plot is said to follow Priestly as she manages her career in the face of traditional magazine publishing's decline.

Priestly will also compete with Blunt's character, who is now a powerful executive for a luxury group with advertising dollars that Priestly sorely needs, Variety reported.

Screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna ('Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' and 'Your Place or Mine') from the first movie has been in talks to write the sequel.

McKenna has had a successful career. She co-created and oversaw the critically acclaimed television series 'My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'.

She also made her directorial debut with 'The Idea of You', a Prime Video film that reunited her with Hathaway.

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Anne Hathaway might not be returning to 'The Devil Wears Prada' sequel

Even if the Oscar winner's unconfirmed return could disappoint fans of the original film, it might not come as a huge surprise if Anne Hathaway decides not to return for 'The Devil Wears Prada 2'.

Hathaway said in the past that she thought the concept of a sequel was "tempting", but she added that the time was not right for a sequel, given the shift in the journalism industry from print to digital media, according to Screen Rant.

The star's absence from the sequel could possibly make sense in the universe, even though she is the main character.

During her promotional tour for her movie 'The Idea of You', Hathaway expressed doubts about a potential sequel of 'The Devil Wears Prada' to E! News, stating, "I don’t think a continuation of that story is probably ever gonna happen."

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Anne Hathaway might not return for 'The Devil Wears Prada 2' (The Devil Wears Prada/Facebook)

'The Devil Wears Prada' fans express joy over talk of sequel

'The Devil Wears Prada' fans took to X (formerly Twitter) to express their happiness over a potential 'The Devil Wears Prada' sequel.

One fan said, "This could be a sweet dream or beautiful nightmare. Either way I… will be watching."

Another added, "I don’t care what it is, if Meryl Streep is in it, it’s my new favorite movie."

"Sequels are always better than the originals right? That’s why we keep making them. Right? Right?" asked one individual.

Another wrote, "Miranda Priestly is coming..." sharing a clip form the original movie.

"How many years has it been? Meryl Streep is coming out? Then I have to watch it," exclaimed one person.

Another excited fan said, "OMG, can't wait to see the new 'Devil Wears Prada' movie! Meryl Streep is always a guarantee of excellence."







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