Disney is Coaxing Emma Thompson for “Cruella”

Emma Thompson. Photo by Anthony Harvey/REX/Shutterstock (9263589v)

Disney is doing something very right.

Live-action remakes have been coming at us like a flurry of spells, but the entertainment company is now creating a film around one of its most fearsome characters — Cruella De Vil.

This would not be the first time that Disney has given the villain her own feature film.

Angelina Jolie starred in 2014’s Maleficent, which gave backstory and context to the evil fairy, who will be further explored in the sequel Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, out later this year.

101 Dalmatian’s super villain is the next in line to receive her own movie, with Emma Stone bringing the puppy-napper to life.

Reports now claim that another Emma — Emma Thompson — is also in talks to star, though her role has not yet been revealed.

Tony McNamara from The Favourite wrote the latest version of the script, which is being directed by Craig Gillespie who helmed I, Tonya.

Lock up your pups — Cruella opens on 23 December, 2020.