By Pema Bakshi

That’s Not All: Everything We Know About ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Sequel

Gird your loins, Miranda Priestly is back in the building.
NEW YORK – OCTOBER 19: (ITALY OUT, NY DAILY NEWS OUT, NY NEWSDAY OUT) Actress Anne Hathaway films a scene of the new movie “The Devil Wears Prada” outside the St. Regis Hotel on October 19, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)

Almost twenty years after The Devil Wears Prada indirectly inspired a generation of fans to pursue a career in the cutthroat world of fashion, its sequel is finally confirmed.

As Variety reported, Disney is developing a sequel to the 2006 film. The original screenwriter, Aline Brosh McKenna, and director, David Franke, are in talks to tell the next chapter.

The film, which was adapted from the book of the same name by Lauren Weisberger, follows the wide-eyed journalist Andrea ‘Andy’ Sachs, who lands a coveted role as a personal assistant to Miranda Priestly, editor-in-chief of Runway magazine. Though she holds no affinity for the fashion industry or the job that “a million girls would die for”, she sets out to endure the fuelling demands of her boss and coworkers. Upon its publication, the novel’s plot garnered worldwide attention for the author’s previously held position as an assistant to Anna Wintour, leaving some to believe it was autobiographical in nature.

The film also launched a thousand think pieces about the politics of publishing, fashion and even about what really makes a villain in 2000s romcoms (here’s looking at you, Nate), and still sits on style moodboards for its iconic wardrobe, courtesy of Patricia Field.

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Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ (2006) Credit: 20th Century Fox 

As one of the most defining (and quotable) films of the 2000s, its multi-generational fandom has been understandably blowing up the internet with theories and plot projections, but little has actually been confirmed about the project.

Below here’s everything we know about the sequel.

Who will star in The Devil Wears Prada 2?

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In glorious news, Meryl Steep is tipped to reprise her role as Miranda Priestly, Runway magazine’s fierce editor, to dish out her signature penetrating glares and soul-crushing pursed lips.

Anne Hathaway, who played the film’s lead, Andy Sachs, is also rumoured to be excited to return. Emily Blunt, who played Sachs’ adversary-turned-equal, Emily Charlton, and Stanley Tucci, who portrayed Sachs’ sole ally, Nigel Kipling, are (sadly) yet to comment on their participation, but there is hope.

Stanley Tucci, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt and Daniel Sunjata (Cast of “The Devil Wears Prada”) (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)

What is the plot?

While Weisberger’s second novel, Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns, follows Andy and Emily as they come together to launch a bridal magazine ten years after her initial foray into fashion, it’s been reported that the film’s sequel will not adhere to the books.

Much is being kept under wraps while the cast and writers are still being finalised, but the storyline for The Devil Wears Prada sequel will allegedly follow Priestly as she navigates her position amid the decline of traditional magazine publishing. In a turn of events, the veteran editor faces off against her former assistant, Emily, who now works as a high-level executive for a luxury group with advertising dollars.

As people who work in fashion publishing, colour us intrigued to see how this turns out…

When will The Devil Wears Prada 2 be out?

It’s yet to be heard when we might see Priestly, Sachs and Charlton on our screen again, but it’s confirmed to be going ahead, so watch this space!

This story first appeared on GRAZIA International.