Emma Stone’s next movie role is going to take you right back to your childhood — and that’s a good thing! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Emma has been cast as legendary Disney villainess Cruella de Vil in a new movie helmed by I, Tonya director Craig Gillespie.
The movie will play with timelines a bit: Disney’s animated 101 Dalmatians was set in the ‘50s or ‘60s, but this Cruella-centric film will flash forward to the ‘80s, and it is being referred to as an “origin story” about Cruella herself. THR describes the movie as “set in the early 1980s with a punk vibe.”
That means we probably won’t be seeing any of Roger, Anita, Pongo, Perdita, or their many, many puppies — this new movie is going to be all Cruella, all the time. The decade change means it’s possible that Cruella would be hunting for Dalmatian puppies in the present day, but we’re not sure if the movie will go there. All we know at the moment is that it’s set in the ‘80s and we’ll get a glimpse of young Cruella.
If anyone can breathe fresh life into the iconic Cruella and rock that outlandishly glam wardrobe, it’s Emma. She’ll be filling some pretty big shoes, too; remember the Glenn Close version of Cruella in the live-action 101 Dalmatians, back in 1996, which was just as fabulous as the animated version? We’ll probably get to see Cruella’s beginnings as a fashion designer, though we hope she opts to use faux fur for this installment.
Maybe we’ll get to see the exact moment when she dyes her hair half-white and half-black! It’s also the first time we’ll get to see the Oscar-winning Emma take on anything Disney, and we can’t wait. She brings magic to every role she plays, and we’re pretty sure that her interpretation of Cruella is going to be nothing short of marvelous.
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