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Emma Thompson in talks to feature in 'Cruella'

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is in early talks to star alongside in Disneys "Cruella", a live-action origin story based on the classic "101 Dalmatians" villain de

is helming the film with Marc Platt, and producing it, reports

De Vil, who will be played by Stone in the new movie, is the villain who was obsessed with capturing the puppies in the 1961 animated classic "101 Dalmatians".

played the baddie in the 1996 live-action film produced by John Hughes, in which her character was also the of a fashion house.

It is currently unknown where this movie will pick up in de Vil's timeline, as is the role Thompson would be playing.

penned the most recent version of the script with writing a previous draft. recently announced the film would be released on December 23, 2020, signalling the project's pre-production.

This wouldn't be the first time that Thompson has taken a role in one of Disney's live-action adaptations.

She previously played Mrs. Potts in the 2017 box office smash "Beauty and the Beast" and also played "Mary Poppins" in "Saving Mr. Banks" alongside



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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 16:10 IST