Emma Stone is set to play a punk Cruella de Vil in new origin movie

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A match made in (not doggy) heaven (Picture: James Shaw/REX/Shutterstock)

Ever wondered how Cruella de Vil got to be so cruel?

Well, your curiosity is set to be sated by Disneys plans to make a live-action origin movie for the 101 Dalmatians villain, which, rather brilliantly, will see Emma Stone embracing her inner dog-snatcher to become Cruella.

The stylish character – who was created by author Dodie Smith for the original The Hundred and One Dalmatians novel in 1956 – was of course portrayed by Glenn Close in the two Disney-produced live-action adaptations of Smiths story in 1996 and 2000.

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Will Emma live up to Glenn Closes depiction of the villain? (Picture: Disney)

An early direction for the upcoming film, which is provisionally titled Cruella, will apparently see it be set in the 1980s with a punk vibe set to be in place.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stone is reportedly set to team up with I, Tonya director Craig Gillespie to make the movie after Mozart of the Jungle co-creator Alex Timbers pulled out of the project due to scheduling issues.



Gillespie hasnt yet been confirmed to be in the directors chair – but, given how much of a rip-roaring time I, Tonya was, we should expect this punky telling of how Cruella came to be to be pretty unflinching – well, unflinching by Disney standards, anyway.

Its a genuinely exciting prospect – and just when we thought that all of these Disney reboots were getting out of hand, too…

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