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Meryl Streep working on The Devil Wears Prada sequel 18 year after original as critics rage ‘leave it alone!’

MERYL Streep has been linked to a The Devil Wears Prada Sequel 18 years after the original film premiered, and it’s drawing backlash.

Fans of the popular film, which debuted in theaters in June 2006, don’t believe a sequel is necessary.


Meryl Streep, seen in an all-white outfit at Cannes Film Festival in May 2024, has reportedly signed on to appear in a Devil Wears Prada sequel[/caption]

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The Devil Wears Prada premiered in theaters in June 2006[/caption]

Multiple outlets have confirmed that The Devil Wears Prada sequel is in the early stages, Puck News revealed on Monday.

Meryl, 75, is reportedly returning to the film, reprising her role as Runway editor Miranda Priestly.

Emily Blunt, who played Meryl’s character’s assistant is also reportedly set to return.

Anne Hathaway, who played Andy Sachs in The Devil Wears Prada, has not yet been confirmed.

Original producer Wendy Finerman and screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna are both attached to the film, Variety reported.

There is no release date at this time.

A synopsis for the film reveals, “The groundbreaking sequel is set to focus on Miranda, as she faced the decline of the once prosperous magazine’s publishing business.

“In fact, the only person who can bail her out is her former assistant, Blunt’s character Emily Charlton, who is now a high-powered executive at a luxury fashion group.”


On X, formerly Twitter, fans delivered mixed reactions to the news.

“Nothing will ever top the first on [crying emoji],” one critic posted.

“This could be a sweet dream or beautiful nightmare. Either way I… will be watching,” a second commented.

No way…,” a third complained.

“Do we need it though,” another skeptic wondered.

All About The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada premiered in 2006. The film features and all-star cast and is beloved by fans. Nearly 20 years after the film’s premiere, it’s been announced that a sequel is reportedly in the works.

Here’s everything you need to know about The Devil Wears Prada:

  • The Devil Wears Prada stars Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, and Stanley Tucci.
  • The film premiered on June 30, 2006.
  • The Devil Wears Prada is based on a 2003 novel by Lauren Weisberger.
  • The film was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, an Academy Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
  • The Devil Wears Prada grossed $326million worldwide.
  • It was the 12 highest-grossing film in 2006.
  • The Devil Wears Prada was widely believed to be based on Vogue and editor Anna Wintour.
  • Anna later said she liked the film and was particularly taken by Meryl’s character.

“Noooooo no more sequels!!!!!! For the love of god!!!!!” a fifth critic commented.

“Love this film but we absolutely do not need a sequel. What happened to original movies???” Someone else slammed.

Another critic pleaded to “leave it alone!”

Some fans, however, were excited about the news.

“WE WILL BE WATCHING,” one fan vowed.

“The way my heart just skipped a beat,” a second gushed.

“Oh we are here!!!!” a third fan wrote.

“Right this is definitely not needed BUT IM ALL FOR IT,” someone else wrote.


Anne, 41, previously spoke about why she never pushed for a The Devil Wears Prada sequel.

“I don’t think a continuation of that story is probably ever gonna happen,” she said in a March interview with E! News.

“The reason that movie felt so special was that we were a team and we did that work, but really it’s the love that everybody pours to it.”

The Idea of You star reunited with co-stars Meryl and Emily, 41, during the 2022 SAG Awards.

She noted at the time that while she might be skeptical about reprising her role in The Devil Wears Prada, she had some idea where the story might pick back up.

“I think Andy is in Paris and I think that she is writing for a wonderful French women’s magazine,” she told E! News.

“I think – I think she’s a staff writer and she speaks French fluently. And I don’t think she’s married, but she might have a child or two. I think she’s pretty fab.”


Along with Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt has reportedly signed onto the sequel and fans are hopeful Anne Hathay will follow suit[/caption]


Anne Hathaway, seen alongside Meryl Streep during The 32nd Annual Deauville American Film Festival, previously said she was unsure about doing a sequel[/caption]

News that Meryl Streep reportedly signed on for a The Devil Wears Prada sequel, reprising her role as Miranda Preistly, has received mixed reactions
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