Following in the footsteps of Glenn Close, Emma Stone is reportedly in negotiations with Disney to star as Cruella De Vil in a live-action origin story about the 101 Dalmatians villain, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
Arguably the most stylish Disney villain, De Ville is about to get her own live-action film, after her first on-screen appearance in the 1956 film, The Hundred and One Dalmatians, as a wealthy, fur-obsessed villain craving the pelts of Dalmatian puppies for a coat. In 1996 and 2000, Glenn Close portrayed her in the live-action films 101 Dalmatians and 102 Dalmatians, and the character also makes an appearance in the ABC series Once Upon a Time.
Fifty Shades of Grey screenwriter Kelly Marcel is set to write the script, and the film is planned for release sometime between 2017 and 2019. In the meantime, Disney is hard at work on a number of live-action films based on their beloved animated archive, including The Jungle Book; Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson as Belle; Dumbo, to be directed by Tim Burton; Tink, starring Reese Witherspoon; and Mulan.
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