Are you getting tired of Disney making live-action versions of their classic animated films? No? Good, because now they are making prequels to the live-action remakes of their live-action films.
The Hollywood Reporter is saying that I, Tonya‘s director Craig Gillespie is in talks to take over the helm on Cruella, the origin story for the classic Disney villainess Cruella De Vil. Emma Stone will be starring as the titular character.
The character was previously brought to live-action life by Glenn Close in 1996’s live action 101 Dalmatians and that film’s 2000 sequel, 102 Dalmatians. Cruella will be set in the 1980s and feature a “punk rock vibe.”
Gillespie replaces Mozart of the Jungle‘s Alex Timber, who was originally slated to direct. However, he is also directing two Broadway productions, Moulin Rouge and Beetlejuice, and his commitment to them tore him away from this film.