All you “The Devil Wears Prada” fans out there – and you can count me in! – a sequel to the book that the film was based on has been confirmed!
Lauren Weisberger, the author of the 2003 best seller has announced that she is will be publishing a sequel book by the intriguing title of “Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns” scheduled for an April 2013 release, a decade after the first novel was published.
As you may well know, the 2006 film by the same name The Devil Wears Prada starredas “Andrea ‘Andy’ Sachs,” a naïve Journalism graduate hired as a Second Assistant to “Miranda Priestly,” the Editor-in-Chief of the fictional fashion magazine “Runway,” played by Meryl Streep.
Word has it that the much-awaited sequel will reintroduce us to Andy some eight years on after her disheartening experience at Runway, now the Editor of The Plunge, America's biggest bridal publication, according to Entertainment Weekly.
There are a few changes, however, as Andy and her former frenemy Emily are now best friends and also working alongside each other at The Plunge. And as the new book’s title suggests, Miranda Priestly is most certain to cross paths with Andrea!
Andy is also in the midst of planning her own wedding to Max, who is a media mogul.
So what inspired Weisberger to touch upon such a genre? Well, she was herself a Second Assistant to US Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour.
Though it has not been confirmed by Wintour that the character of Priestly was portrayed accurately, one can well assume that much of the leading lady of fashion’s personality came through in Streep’s portrayal of the fashionista!
There is no word as to whether a cinematic sequel should follow but there’s no doubt that it stands to reason that The Devil Wears Prada fans will expect it…
Utilizing real models and fashion industry professionals such as Gisele Buendchen, who played the role of “Serena” and cameos by Valentino Garavani,and Bridget Hall will be welcome also, as well as the return of actors and Simon Baker.
But most of all, we love the “full-emersion” experience into the fashion world that these sorts of films provide. Bring on the sequel!