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[D23 EXPO] ‘Cruella’ to Co-Star Emma Stone and Emma Thompson, Debuting 2021

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After being in development limbo with no concrete updates for a while (we first reported on it in 2013), Disney confirmed its Cruella film is still on, and what’s more, it’s cast not one but two Emmas to star.

Just announced at D23 Expo, Emma Stone and Emma Thompson will share the spotlight in Cruella, a reimagining of 1961’s 101 Dalmatians, which itself was already adapted into live-action in the 1996 film of the same name and followed on in 2000 with 102 Dalmatians.

So it seems we’ve reached the inevitable: remakes of the remakes! Joking aside, the film will take place in the 1970s, meaning, in theory, Stone could actually be playing the same version of the character who would go on to be Glenn Close’s portrayal. We’ll see. Paul Walter Hauser and Joel Fry also star, assumedly as Jasper and Horace. The film is slated to hit theaters in 2021.

Ready to see the evil queen of furs back in action?

Edited by: Kelly Conley

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About Blake Taylor

Blake is a scriptwriter at Elevation Church, where he develops documentary shorts and creative elements as part of the film team. He graduated Appalachian State University studying Electronic Media Production and is an alumni of the Disney College Program. Blake’s favorite films are Mary Poppins, The Lion King, and Toy Story 3. You can find him on Twitter (@blake_242) and visit his blog at blakeonline.com.