While many of Disney’s live-action versions of their Animated Canon are faithful adaptations to the original plotlines with certain embellishments, others are more imaginative retellings like Alice in Wonderland (with Johnny Depp) and Maleficent (with Angelina Jolie), a reimagining of Sleeping Beauty in the point of view of the antagonist.
It looks like Disney may be investing in another adaptation in that vein, as they’re set to tell the story of sinister dognapping fur diva Cruella De Vil, villainess of 101 Dalmatians. The thing is, they’re developing it as a prequel; and being live-action, it will apparently go off the interpretation of the first 1996 film adaptation where Cruella was portrayed by actress Glenn Close.
The movie’s still being negotiated but a number of names have been tentatively attached to the project. They are:
- Emma Stone (Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man films) cast as (young) Cruella De Vil
- Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya) as director (replacing original choice Alex Timbers
- Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada) as writer
- Andrew Gunn…
- Marc Platt and…
- Kristin Burr as producers
The live-action Cruella prequel is said to be set in the 1980s and driven by a “punk” vibe. No further details have been shared.