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Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt set to return for ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ sequel

Streep is reportedly set to return as the fearsome Miranda Priestly.

By Nick Reilly

The Devil Wears Prada

A sequel to The Devil Wears Prada is reportedly in the works, with Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt gearing up to reprise their roles from the iconic 2006 fashion classic.

That’s according to Puck, which says that the film will take a rather timely angle as it follows Streep’s fearsome Miranda Priestly “at the end of her career, facing the decline of traditional magazine publishing”.

The film will also see a turning of the tables, with Blunt’s beleaguered PA Emily Charlton now working as a high-flying executive at a company armed with an advertising budget that could save Priestly’s magazine.

Though the film is yet to be officially confirmed, scriptwriter Aline Brosh McKenna, director David Frankel, and producer Wendy Finerman are also said to be in talks to return for the Disney project.

However, it’s currently unclear if Anne Hathaway will return as Andrea Sachs, the intern who faces Priestly’s steely wrath.

The film is based on Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 novel, while the character of Priestly is thought to have been loosely inspired by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. Weisberger previously worked as an assistant to Wintour.

Last year, Blunt and Hathaway reunited for Variety’s Actors on Actors series and looked back on their time working with Streep.  

“We just had a joy bomb of a time on that movie,” Blunt said at the time. “I don’t know if any of us knew it was going to become what it did. It’s quoted to me every week. It will be the movie that changed my life.”

The 2006 film raked in $326.7m (£254m) worldwide and won Streep a Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy.