The Devil Wears Prada (film)
July 5, 2022
The Devil Wears Prada is an American drama film from 2006, directed by David Frankel and produced by Wendy Finerman. The screenplay, written by Aline Brosh McKenna, is based on the novel of the same name by Lauren Weisberger. The film adaptation stars Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly, a powerful fashion magazine editor, and Anne Hathaway as Andrea "Andy" Sachs, a college graduate who goes to New York and takes a job as Priestley's assistant. Also starring Emily Blunt as co-assistant Emily Charlton and Stanley Tucci as art director Nigel Kipling. Key supporting roles are played by Adrian Grenier, Simon Baker and Tracy Toms. In 2003, 20th Century Fox bought the rights to a film adaptation of Weisberger's novel before it was completed for release; the project didn't get the green light until Streep landed the lead role. Filming lasted 57 days, from October to December 2005, primarily in New York. Additional filming was done in Paris. After premiering on June 22, 2006 at the LA Film Festival, the film was released theatrically on June 30 in the United States. The film was released in November 2006 in Serbia, distributed by Tuck Vision. The film received mostly positive reviews from critics, and Streep's performance was singled out for praise. It earned her many award nominations, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, as well as a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical. Hathaway and Blunt also received good reviews for their performances. The film grossed over US$326 million against a budget of US$41 million, and is the 12th highest-grossing film of 2006. Although the film is set in the fashion world, and references well-known institutions and people in the industry, most designers and other fashion notables avoided appearing as themselves for fear of offending the editor of American Vogue, Anna Wintour, for whom believes she was the inspiration for Priestley. However, many allowed their clothes and accessories to be used in the film, making it one of the most expensive costume films in history. Wintour later overcame her initial skepticism, saying that she liked the film, and Streep in particular.