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Emma Stone eyeing up Cruella de Vil role in 101 Dalmations reboot?

January 8th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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There’s no stopping the Disney remake train right now, with the rumours getting confirmed about a live action 101 Dalmatians adaptation in the works. Expect the unexpected, though, because it seems that it won’t be a straight up remake, instead Disney have their sights set on Emma Stone to play Cruella de Vil in an origin story of the villainous character.

With previous live action adaptations such as Cinderella, Maleficent and Alice In Wonderland already making box office magic for them, and new takes on The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast on the way, it’s time to get another one in the pipeline it seems.

The Hollywood Reporter (via Squareeyed) broke the news that Emma Stone is in “early negotiations” to play villain de Vil in the new movie. Though this means that nothing is official yet, we have our fingers crossed that this is true.

We also have a bit more info on the film itself. Though not a direct, straight up remake of the 1961 animated classic (thus avoiding stepping on the toes of the 1996 live action version, starring Glenn Close as de Vil, it would seem), the film – currently going under the title Cruella – is set to be an origin story of the villain instead.

This instantly explains a younger casting choice, with Stone’s past work suggesting a great pick for the role if you ask us.

The new movie is to be written by Kelly Marcel, whose previous credits include 50 Shades Of Grey and Disney’s Saving Mr Banks. A director is yet to be attached to the project.

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.

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