Date: 15th May 2019

Emma Thompson in talks to join Emma Stone in Disney's Cruella.

Oscar winner Emma Thompson is in early talks to join Emma Stone in Disney's live action 101 Dalmatians spinoff Cruella.

Thompson's role is under wraps, as well as the films specific storyline when it comes to the puppy bandit and furrier Cruella de Vil who’ll be played by Stone in the movie.

"I, Tonya" director Craig Gillespie is set to direct. Gillespie previously directed the films "Million Dollar Arm" and "The Finest Hours" for Disney. Tony McNamara wrote the most recent draft of the script. Marc Platt and Andrew Gunn are producing the film. Disney has slated to "Cruella" open on Dec. 23, 2020.

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

In Thompson's upcoming comedy Late Night (2019) she plays an aging late night talk show host who becomes reinvigorated by a young female writer played by Mindy Kaling. Kaling wrote the screenplay and Nisha Ganatra directs.

Source: Press Release