The Devil Wears Prada Novel Getting A Sequel
As a movie, The Devil Wears Prada shined brightest in two places: the fashion and the cast. But the story and character development didn't quite come together as well, by comparison to Lauren Weisnberger's novel, which digs in a bit deeper into Andy's mindset, allowing us to better understand how Andy Sachs loses herself (her boyfriend, her friends and pretty much everything else in her personal life) to her job. A sequel to the novel isn't really necessary, but I could see how one could work, given the right set-up, and from the sound of it, it has one.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Weisnberger has a sequel to The Devil Wears Prada in the works. Titled Revenge Wears Prada, the story picks up almost a decade after Andy left her job at Runway in an effort to pick up the pieces of her shattered personal life and move forward with her career away from the unreasonable, demanding Miranda Priestly. She's now working at a bridal magazine called The Plunge. And who's working with her? Emily, her mentor/frenemy from Runway, who's apparently now her best friend. Andy's also engaged to be married to a man named Max, "a handsome media scion," and planning their wedding. While she seems to have moved on completely from Runway, the past is not entirely behind her as she may soon have a run-in with Miranda.
While I can't say that I was hoping for a sequel to the original book, it's definitely going to be interesting to see how the story picks up and where it goes from there when the novel hits shelves April 2013. I'm already stressed on Andy's behalf at the very prospect of her life once more being rendered in disarray by the demands of Miranda, should that be what's in store for her. The original story really does push that to the limit, making it almost (almost) hard to follow the protagonist as far as she's willing to go for the sake of her job. But in the end, it all came together. We'll have to wait and see if the sequel does too. And then of course, there's the potential for a film sequel. Would it be too much to hope that Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt would reunite for the feature followup, assuming their is one?