All “Devil Wears Prada” stars plus original director and producer in talks to return for sequel

EW has confirmed that Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci, Emily Blunt, director David Frankel, and producer Wendy Finerman are all in talks for the sequel.

A sequel? To The Devil Wears Prada? Groundbreaking (no, really).

Entertainment Weekly can exclusively reveal that all major stars from the first film — including Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, and Stanley Tucci, plus director David Frankel and producer Wendy Finerman — are in talks to return for a sequel currently in development at Disney. A source close to the production tells EW that original screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna is also working on the sequel's screenplay.

Disney declined EW's request for comment. EW has further reached out to representatives for Hathaway, Streep, Blunt, Tucci, Frankel, and McKenna, as well as author Lauren Weisberger.

<p>Everett(2)</p> Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, and Stanley Tucci in 'The Devil Wears Prada'


Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, and Stanley Tucci in 'The Devil Wears Prada'

Released to stellar box office numbers ($326 million globally) and positive critical reviews ahead of scoring two Oscar nominations in 2007, the original Devil Wears Prada followed Andy Sachs (Hathaway) as she navigated the dizzying world of New York fashion journalism while working as an assistant to the intimidating Miranda Priestly (Streep), the cold, condescending editor-in-chief of the fictional Runway magazine.

No original cast members are fully confirmed to return, though Puck News first reported Monday that only Streep and Blunt — who portrayed Andy’s rival employee, Emily Charlton — were in talks to reprise their roles in a story that revolves around the downfall of print media in the 21st century.

The original Devil Wears Prada adapted Weisberger’s novel of the same name, which fictionalized the author’s time as an assistant to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. Weisberger has published two sequels to the book: 2013’s Revenge Wears Prada, which sees Andy working as an editor at a bridal magazine as she crosses paths with Miranda once again, and 2018’s When Life Gives You Lululemons, which follows Emily’s career as a publicist in the Connecticut suburbs.

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In 2021, EW reunited the cast and crew — including Hathaway, Streep, Blunt, Tucci, Adrian Grenier, Gisele Bündchen, Frankel, and costumer Patricia Field — for a 15th anniversary oral history interview about the making of the film, including talks of a sequel.

"[The studio] didn't ask for [a sequel]. We had a meeting where we said, 'What could we do if there was a sequel?' Maybe it was stupid; we felt like, No, this story has been told.… Lauren eventually wrote another book following up 15 years later. We came to the same conclusion, that just following the characters wouldn't be the same," Frankel said at the time, while Weisberger added: "There have been a lot of conversations about it. I wouldn't say it's out of the realm of possibility."

McKenna also speculated to EW that a sequel might not be possible in the traditional sense.

Everett Collection Emily Blunt in 'The Devil Wears Prada'
Everett Collection Emily Blunt in 'The Devil Wears Prada'

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"Magazines and publishing have changed so much," she noted. "This is a period of time where [Andy] took a physical book to someone's house every day so she could leaf through it. Maybe they still do that, but I doubt it. It had its moment!"

Hathaway later posited her idea for a sequel to the movie during an interview on The View in 2022, though she conceded that a follow-up film was unlikely.

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"I just think that movie was in a different era. Now, everything has gone so digital, and that movie centered around the concept of producing a physical thing, and it's just very different now," she said on the program. "It is tempting to think about Andy and Emily needing to get Miranda her coffee and she's somewhere in Europe and then along the way they pick up Stanley Tucci in Italy, who's at a restaurant. It's tempting, but I don't think it's going to happen. They could relaunch it, get some new people and do it."

The 2006 film was eventually adapted into a stage musical, which premiered in Chicago in 2022 and debuted on London’s West End on Sunday. Elton John wrote original music for the play, and Vanessa Williams is portraying Miranda in the London production.

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