The Devil Wears Prada Sequel Reportedly in Development at Disney

Gird your loins! Miranda Priestly may be coming back to the big screen after nearly two decades

Published Time: 09.07.2024 - 08:31:09 Modified Time: 09.07.2024 - 08:31:09

Gird your loins! Miranda Priestly may be coming back to the big screen after nearly two decades.

The Devil Wears Prada writer Aline Brosh McKenna is reportedly working on the sequel to the 2006 box office hit, reports Puck News.

Wendy Finerman, producer of the original film, is set to develop and produce the follow-up. Deadline reports that the original director David Frankel is having conversations about a return.

While McKenna and Finerman are reportedly attached, no casting deals are in place. The Oscar-nominated film starred Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci and Adrian Grenier. Fox 2000 Pictures, which was the studio behind the original film, is now owned by Disney through its acquisition of 20th Century Fox in 2019.

A representative for Disney did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for more information on Monday.

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The 2006 film based on Lauren Weisberger’s book of the same name follows recent college journalism graduate Andy Sachs (Hathaway), who lands the job as the assistant to Miranda Priestly (Streep), the editor-in-chief of the fictional magazine Runway. As Andy takes in the world of fashion magazines, she is assisted by her fellow assistant Emily Charlton (Blunt) and art director, Nigel (Tucci).

After its June 2006 release, the film grossed a massive $326 million at the worldwide box office and earned Streep, 75, her fourteenth Oscar nomination.

Puck reports that the plot may follow Priestly, who still runs

>Runway, as she navigates the state of contemporary publishing and the magazine’s financial hardship. Meanwhile, Emily will be an executive at one of Runway’s luxury brand conglomerates that advertises with the publication.

Blunt and Hathaway have expressed their satisfaction with the film's lack of a sequel. More recently, in April, Hathaway, 41, told Extra that fans shouldn’t "hold out too much hope” for a sequel. In March, she told E! News she didn’t “think a continuation of that story is probably ever gonna happen.”

In February, Blunt, 41, shared on the Happy Sad Confused podcast that the cast is “good” without making a sequel. “Sometimes things should be cherished and preserved in this bubble and it’s okay."

Six years earlier, Blunt told PEOPLE she didn't think a second movie was likely but added, "If everyone did it, I would be up for it."

"I almost hope it doesn't happen because I think sometimes when you sequel everything kind of dilutes how special the original is," Blunt said.

Then in a 2022 interview on The View, Blunt told the co-hosts that she “would do a sequel in a heartbeat just to play with those guys again.”

However, days before Blunt told The View co-hosts she was willing to return to the set, Hathaway shared with the co-hosts that she didn’t know if there could be a sequel.

She added that it would be “tempting” to create a sequel following the beloved character, but she doesn’t “think it's gonna happen." Hathaway proposed a movie with a new cast, adding, "But they could relaunch it. They could find new people and do it. Do you think they'd let us do that?"

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