Emma Thompson in Talks to Join Emma Stone in Disney's CRUELLA
Emma Thompson is in early negotiations to join Disney’s upcoming 101 Dalmatians spin-off story, Cruella, that currently has Emma Stone starring in the title role. The original animated 1961 classic, 101 Dalmatians, told the story of Cruella De Vil, a crazed lunatic obsessed with stealing Dalmatian puppies to make a fur coat out of them. I’m assuming that because of Stone’s age, we are getting a prequel type film to see what made her so outrageous. But unlike the famous Broadway prequel Wicked, I seriously doubt anyone is going to start having sympathy for old Cruella.
The film’s storyline is currently under wraps, as is the character that Thompson would play. My guess is maybe Cruella’s mother? Thompson is an old pro in the Disney world at this point, having played Mrs. Potts in the Beauty and the Beast live action remake and P.L. Travers in Saving Mr. Banks. Cruella is set to be released in theaters on December 23, 2020.
Are you looking forward to this movie? Who do you think Thompson could play?