A couple of years ago, Disney announced they were working on live action feature based on the classic “101 Dalmations” villain Cruella De Vil. We all rolled our eyes and forgot about it, but never one to let brand extension go, the studio is ramping things up.
Emma Stone is in talks to play the title role in “Cruella.” Aline Brosh McKenna (“Annie,” “Cinderella“) penned an earlier version of the script, but Kelly Marcel (“Saving Mr. Banks,” “Fifty Shades Of Grey“) is now writing the screenplay. There’s no director attached at the moment, and no plot details are being shared, but Stone will follow Glenn Close who played the fur-loving character in 1996’s live action “101 Dalmatians” and the 2000 sequel, “102 Dalmatians.”
I would presume given that Stone’s age, this movie might be taking a page from “Maleficent” and giving us the unnecessary backstory about the character we’ve all been waiting for. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see. [THR]