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Emma Stone to play Cruella, 'I, Tonya' director in early talks to helm

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

is set to star in Disney's live-action take on de Vil, the antagonist from "101 Dalmatians".

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "I, Tonya" is in early negotiations to helm "Cruella".

Stone will play the infamous villain in what is being billed as an origin story, set in the early 1980s with a punk vibe.

Hollywood veteran famously portrayed the role of the maniacal, notorious, of a fashion house who would go to any lengths to get hold of more and more Dalmatian fur in "101 Dalmatians" and "102 Dalmatians".

Prior to Gillespie, was on board to direct the project, the deal could not go through due to scheduling issues.

is producing "Cruella" with and

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 11:15 IST