Those of you who were disappointed at the news that a ‘Sex And The City 3’ movie isn’t in the works, then worry not, we have some fashion movie news that will definitely brighten up your day! ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ is set to be made into a stage musical!
Oh yes! The hit fashion film is being brought to the Broadway stage by Kevin McCollum and 20th Century Fox, which is set to be a sensation.
Whether the cast of the film will be taking part is yet to be confirmed, but we have reason to get a little hopeful at the thought of it. Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt have spoken about the possibility of taking on their roles again. When discussing whether they would take part in a potential sequel, both actresses were keen to be involved, with Ms Blunt explaining:
“I think I would do it. We were all told to go on these skinny diets for the first time, but I’d be up for it!”
Whether they would sign up to a stint on Broadway, we can’t be sure, but are beyond excited at the possibility of it.
Why is it happening now you ask? Well perhaps it’s all because Ms Prada finally gave her seal of approval!
When Miuccia Prada spoke out about the box office hit ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, we were a little nervous.
After all, the film plays on every stereotype that the fashion industry has to offer, and taking one of fashion’s biggest design names in vein was a risky move.
We loved the movie. And, it seems, so did Prada.
Talking to Italy’s daily news site Corriere della Sera, she admitted that, at first, she had reservations: “I was terrified: the book was awful.” Ouch.
Although she knew that the author, Lauren Weisberger, had used her name for the fiction novel, she was clearly not a fan of the original story.
She quickly added, “The film, on the other hand, was fun.”
Starring on-screen legend Meryl Streep as the demanding Editor In Cheif of Runway magazine, the film tells the story of her newfound assistant Andrea, who is desperate for a career in the journalism industry – but knows nothing about the big wide world of fashion.
Streep’s character, Miranda Priestly, was said to be based on Vogue’s Anna Wintour. She also had positive words for the movie, telling ABC News, “Anything that makes fashion entertaining and glamorous and interesting is wonderful for our industry. So I was 100 percent behind it.”
We couldn’t have put it better ourselves, AW.
There’s a whole lot of stiletto clacking, pavement strutting, Starbucks fetching, fancy parties and – of course – heaps of gorgeous clothes.
So, there you have it. The movie that comes with the Prada stamp of approval heads to the stage!
By Laura Jane Turner
Images: TM & copyright 20th Century Fox