It was back in 2016 when it was announced that Disney was developing an origin story of Cruella De Vil with Emma Stone in the leading role.
After much silence, we’ve finally gotten some updates in the live-action remake from “101 Dalmations”. It’s been long overdue, but understandably, since Disney will be debuting 2 live-action classics next year – “The Lion King” and “Aladdin”.
The Hollywood Reported wrote that “Stone will play infamous villain Cruella De Vil in what is being billed as an origin story, set in the 1980s with a punk vibe”. It’ll be cool to watch how Cruella turns into a dramatic diva that is obsessed with her fur fortune.
“Mozart in the Jungle” creator was originally slated to direct but his Broadway commitments reportedly got in the way. Right now, Disney is eyeing Craig Gillespie to helm the film. You may know him for directing “I, Tonya”. Pre-production is expected to kick off soon so that filming can begin next year.
Cruella was previously played by Glenn Close in Disney’s live-action adaptation of the original.