Emma Stone to play punk ver­sion of Cruella

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Emma Stone is set to star in Dis­ney’s live-ac­tion take on Cruella de Vil, the an­tag­o­nist from 101 Dalmatians. Ac­cord­ing to The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter, I, Tonya di­rec­tor Craig Gille­spie is in early ne­go­ti­a­tions to helm Cruella. Stone will play the in­fa­mous vil­lain in what is be­ing billed as an ori­gin story, set in the early 1980s with a punk vibe. Glenn Close fa­mously por­trayed the role of the ma­ni­a­cal, no­to­ri­ous, furlov­ing, dog-hat­ing head of a fash­ion house who would go to any lengths to get hold of more Dal­ma­tian fur in 101 Dalmatians (1996) and reprised the role in 102 Dalmatians (2000). There is spec­u­la­tion that Dis­ney hopes to repli­cate the box of­fice suc­cess of Malef­i­cent, star­ring An­gelina Jolie.

Prior to Gille­spie, Alex Tim­bers was on board to di­rect the project, but the deal could not go through due to sched­ul­ing is­sues. An­drew Gunn is pro­duc­ing Cruella with Marc Platt and Kristin Burr.

GLENN CLOSE PLAYED THE MA­NI­A­CAL, DOGHATING HEAD OF A FASH­ION HOUSE WHO WOULD GO TO ANY LENGTHS TO GET HOLD OF MORE DAL­MA­TIAN FUR IN 101 DALMATIANS AND IN 102 DALMATIANS

PHOTO: JOEL C RYAN/ INVISION/AP

Ac­tor Emma Stone

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