Los Angeles, – The British actress Emma Thompson negotiates her incorporation to the Disney film “Cruella”, in which Emma Stone will play the famous villain of “101 Dalmatians” (1961), informed the specialized media Variety today.
The Australian filmmaker Craig Gillespie, who directed “I, Tonya” (2017), will take the reins of this film whose release is scheduled for December 23, 2020.
Emma Stone, winner of the Oscar for “La La Land” (2016) and one of the most important stars in Hollywood today, will take over from Glenn Close, who played for the first time in flesh and blood the evil Cruella of Vil from the Disney animated classic.
Close gave life to Cruella de Vil in the films “101 Dalmatians” (1996) and “102 Dalmatians” (2000).
At the moment, it is unknown what role Emma Thompson would play in “Cruella” if the negotiations to join this project came to fruition.
Winner of two Oscars for “Howards End” (1992) and “Sense and Sensibility” (1995), Thompson will premiere in June “Late Night”, a film with Mindy Kaling that was a highlight of the last Sundance Festival; and “Men in Black: International”, a new installment of this comedy and science fiction series now with Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson as stars.
“Cruella” is another step in Disney’s strategy to reinterpret its most successful animated films with characters in flesh and blood or with new techniques of digital recreation.
Thus, the study obtained very good results of criticism and box office with “The Jungle Book” (2016) and “Beauty and The Beast” (2017).
This year he has already premiered “Dumbo”, with Tim Burton in the director’s chair, and has on the immediate horizon releases next week from “Aladdin”, with Guy Ritchie in charge of operations, and next July 24 of “The Lion King”, with Jon Favreau as director. (EFEUSA)