Disney Developing CRUELLA DE VIL Live Action Film


Disney must have some confidence in their upcoming live-action film centering on Sleeping Beauty villain Maleficent, as they have started development on a similar-themed movie exploring another one of their animated antagonists – 101 Dalmations‘ Cruella De Vil.

Sieny has hired screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna to penn the project, currently simply titled Cruella. McKenna has already had some experience writing this type of character having scripted The Devil Wears Prada. She also worked on Disney’s new adaptation of the musical Annie, which is currently casting. The storyline for Cruella is currently being kept under tight wraps.

This won’t be the first time that the villainous vamp has been brought to life on the big screen. Devil Wears Prada star Glen Close played her in the 1996 live action adaptation of the classic animated film as well as its 2000 sequel.

The project is just the latest in a series of films from Disney that raid their animated classics for live action projects. In addition to next year’s Maleficent, the studio has a new version of Cinderella and a second Alice In Wonderland film in the production pipeline.

And given that the band has recently reunited for a short series of concerts, I guess this is as good a reason as any to share The Replacements’ cover of the Cruella De Vil song from Disney’s 1988 album Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films.

Via Hollywood Reporter.

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Caroline Sauers
October 1, 2013 8:56 am

staring claire danes?

Rich Drees
October 1, 2013 8:57 am

Interesting choice. I like it.

Brian Hughes
October 1, 2013 9:03 am

Glenn Close played her in the 101 Dalmatians live movie I believe!

Erin Astolfi Blank
October 1, 2013 9:03 am

I’d just like to see a documentary done on the amazing cast members who play WDW villians….. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4XyHYHpCoU

Caroline Sauers
October 1, 2013 9:06 am

that movie with glenn is almost 20 years old! time flies. next question. what computer program will play the puppies? or will this movie take place when she was younger and knew the wife Anita.

Erin Astolfi Blank
October 1, 2013 9:07 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Gon1p4EFQ8 THIS one. lol. “Do you think I”m jealous of HER?”

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October 1, 2013 9:14 am

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October 1, 2013 9:39 am

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