From Killing Eve to Why Women Kill and even her recurring role on The Good Place, Kirby Howell-Baptiste seems to have a lot of death on her resume. But hopefully she won’t be killing anything in her new role in Cruella, Disney’s live-action prequel to 101 Dalmatians starring Emma Stone as the fur-obsessed villain. Howell-Baptiste has signed on to join the Cruella cast in an undisclosed role.
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Though Disney has had plenty of success with their live-action remakes like Aladdin and The Lion King this year, not everything will be carbon copies of their original animated movies. Following in the footsteps of Maleficent, there’s also the upcoming live-action spin-off Cruella, featuring Emma Stone as the fashionista villain from Disney’s animated classic (and previous live-action remake) 101 Dalmatians. The D23 Expo brought a Cruella first look photo, showing Emma Stone looking deliciously evil. Read More »
The Walt Disney Company has made some changes to their calendar of upcoming feature film releases, starting with the delay of the live-action spin-off Cruella, based on the villain of the same name from 101 Dalmatians. But the more interesting news is the three Fox titles that Disney will be releasing in 2020, and two of them don’t really sound like they’re going to do Disney any favors at the box office. Get the updated Disney movie release dates and details on each of the projects below. Read More »
Cruella has found one of the two bumbling henchmen employed by Emma Stone‘s Cruella De Vil. Joel Fry, best known for his roles in Yesterday and Game of Thrones, is joining the Cruella cast as Jasper, the lanky and long-legged crook who kidnaps the titular 101 Dalmatians in the 1961 animated classic.
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If starring in a live-action remake of a beloved Disney animated classic won’t scare Paul Walter Hauser, no evil thing will. The I, Tonya and BlackKkKlansman scene-stealer is in talks to join Emma Stone in the Cruella cast.
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Walt Disney Pictures is still going full steam ahead with their slate of live-action remakes of their animated classics. However, in the case of one of their most famous movies, they’re taking a different live-action approach. Since 101 Dalmatians was already remade into a live-action movie back in 1996 (and even spawned a sequel), Disney is giving the fashionista villain Cruella de Vil her own movie starring Emma Stone as a younger version of the deranged woman who wants to make a coat out of puppy fur.
Now the film, simply called Cruella, has landed a new cast member in Emma Thompson. And come to think of it, she would have made a hell of a choice to play Cruella de Vil in the live-action 101 Dalmatians if Glenn Close had ended up turning down the job. Read More »
Cruella, Disney’s live-action spin-off of 101 Dalmatians, may have found a new director. I, Tonya filmmaker Craig Gillespie is in talks to helm the movie, with Emma Stone set to play one of Disney’s most dastardly villains – Cruella da Vil, who wants to turn a huge litter of puppies into a fur coat. Gillespie and Stone have hard work ahead of them: how do you make an entire movie about such a terrible character?
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Posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
How do you build a whole movie around a woman whose claim to fame is trying to kidnap cute little puppies so she can turn them into coats? We wouldn’t know, but apparently Alex Timbers does. The Broadway vet and Mozart in the Jungle co-creator has just been tapped to direct Cruella, a 101 Dalmatians live-action retelling starring Emma Stone as that “inhuman beast.” Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, January 7th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Last year, screenwriter Kelly Marcel was given the unenviable task of writing a live-action movie centered around Cruella de Vil, the nastiest and most inherently unlikable character in the Disney animated canon. Other baddies may have larger plots (like seizing control of entire kingdoms), but the villainess from 101 Dalmatians wants to abduct and murder puppies so she can make coats. Compared to the buffoonish Gaston or the power-hungry Evil Queen, she is literally Satan.
Now, Disney is currently looking to cast overwhelmingly lovable Emma Stone as a young Cruella in the appropriately titled Cruella. That’s certainly step one in finding some way to make a cruel dog killer a viable lead character in a tentpole movie. Read on about the Emma Stone Cruella de Vil casting below.
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Posted on Friday, October 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
Yesterday, Disney set release dates for four more as-yet-untitled live-action fairy tales. At the time, we rattled off a long list of such projects already in development at the studio, from Dumbo to Mulan, but one we overlooked now looks likely to claim one of those spots. Disney is reportedly fast-tracking Cruella, a retelling of 101 Dalmatians that has Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks) on board to write.
Get the latest on the Cruella de Vil spinoff after the jump. Read More »