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Meryl Streep set to return to one of her most legendary roles to date

The iconic 2000s movie is reportedly under way.
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Disney is reportedly developing a sequel to the hit 2006 movie The Devil Wears Prada, bringing Meryl Streep back to her beloved role as Miranda Priestly, the high-powered magazine editor from hell.

With the sequel currently under way, the key cast and crew are expected to return, including director David Frankel.

Originally reported by Puck, the original film’s screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna is in talks to return to pen the next chapter.

Though it is not clear who from the original cast will return, various of the stars have talked about their hope for a The Devil Wears Prada sequel.

Meryl Streep poses with her Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy award
In 2007, Streep won a Golden Globe Award for her role in The Devil Wears Prada. (Credit: Getty)

Emily Blunt who played one of Priestly’s harried assistants, Emily Charlton, previously said that she would partake in a sequel of the film if “everyone did it.”

However, Blunt did express concern that a second movie would dilute “how special the original is.”

Despite being released almost 20 years ago, the movie has remained extremely popular and is a film that is constantly rewatched by various generations.

When the original film was released in 2006, it became a box office smash, earning US$326.7 million worldwide and landed Streep a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy, as well as an Academy Award nomination.

meryl streep and anna wintour photos side-by-side
Priestly is assumed to have been inspired by Weisberger’s former boss – still in position at Vogue. (Credit: Getty)

What is The Devil Wears Prada sequel about?

The storyline of The Devil Wears Prada sequel reportedly “follows Priestly as she navigates her career amid the decline of traditional magazine publishing and faces off against Blunt’s character, now a high-powered executive for a luxury group with advertising dollars that Priestly desperately needs.”

The original film was based on Lauren Weisberger’s (who worked as a personal assistant for American Vogue editor Anna Wintour) 2003 novel which told the story of a woman’s nightmare experience working at a fashion magazine.

Two sequels of the original book have also been released over the years: 2013’s Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns and 2018’s When Life Gives You Lululemons. It is not clear whether the upcoming sequel will take any inspiration from these books.

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