Disney has already made a fortune off reinventing animated villains like Maleficent in live-action. And now, the latest of these films may have found its star. Emma Stone is in talks to play Cruella de Vil in a live-action 101 Dalmatians prequel called Cruella.

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Written by Kelly Marcel (50 Shades of Grey, Saving Mr. Banks) Cruella is described as an origin story for the character whom we see in 101 Dalmatians as a well-to-do woman who wants to kill the dogs to create some cutting-edge fashion. You have to assume this movie will make her more sympathetic, and maybe show what she has against dogs in the first place.

Though there isn’t a director yet attached to Cruella, Disney reportedly wants to get it filming by the end of the year. Having Stone on board should help that.

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De Vil was previously brought to live-action when Glenn Close played the character in a 1996 remake of the original film.

[The Hollywood Reporter]


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