Finally, somebody talking a little sense in Hollywood! So far, 2016 has been host to an unprecedented and mostly unwelcome resurgence of beloved old-school classics, from Ghostbusters to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle to are-they-aren't-they chats about some Cruel Intentions TV spin-off. And, while I'm the first to say that I'll jump on any project that promises to deliver a decent dose of nostalgic feels — I'm looking at you Stranger Things — unfortunately they very rarely deliver.
On this note then, I must tip my hat to Stanley Tucci, whom you may know better as sass-meister-flash Nigel from 2006's sublime fashion industry satire The Devil Wears Prada.
While receiving a career tribute award at France's Deauville Film Festival last weekend, the 55-year-old actor put a line through — Miranda Priestly style — any question marks surrounding a TDWP sequel:
“That’s never going to happen. That role was so great because it was so beautifully written and he was incredibly funny and there was a real substance to it. It was a truly great American studio movie in every way. Perfect in every way… Sometimes it’s best just to leave things. If you try to redo it, let’s face it, there are very few sequels that actually work.”
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Yes, Tucci! To be honest, we would have fed him to one of the models had he said anything different (which we did do to both Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway after they expressed interest in the project, sorry). Sequels are notoriously hard to pull off, especially when it comes to such unanimously beloved titles such as this — just look at the general reaction to the upcoming Bridget Jones installment.
There's another reason why Tucci wouldn't want to participate in the project: He's currently on his way to some hideous skirt convention a.k.a Transformers: The Last Knight, but we shan't hold that against him.
Forgotten why The Devil Wears Prada was so goddamn great? Just take a look at this vid we made to celebrate its 10 year anniversary in June this year:
Would you want a sequel to The Devil Wears Prada?