head
COMICS   •   MOVIES   •   MUSIC   •   TELEVISION   •   GAMES   •   BOOKS
‘I, Tonya’ and ‘Fright Night’ Director Craig Gillespie In Talks For Disney’s ‘Cruella’ Starring Emma Stone
  |  @   |  

Disney’s live-action take on the 101 Dalmatians villain Cruella de Vil has a director in sights.

It’s being reported that Craig Gillespie, director of the Academy Award winning I, Tonya and the 2011 Fright Night remake, has entered into negotiations to direct Cruella. The spinoff, which is similar to Disney’s villain-centric Sleeping Beauty spinoff Maleficent, is set to star Oscar winner Emma Stone in the title role.

Gillespie is replacing Alex Timbers as the movie’s director. Timbers is a Broadway director and the co-creator of the Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle, who is currently working on bringing Beetlejuice to the stage and will then get to work on creating a stage version of Moulin Rouge with Baz Luhrmann.

But according to the report, Disney wants the movie to happen a lot sooner than that. So Timbers is now out, Gillespie is in talks to take over, and the plan is to go into pre-production immediately so they can get the project into production next year.

The screenplay for Cruella was penned by Jez Butterworth, whose previous credits include Edge of Tomorrow, Black Mass, and Spectre.

Other titles Gillespie has directed include Mr. Woodcock, Lars and the Real Girl, episodes of United States of Tara, Million Dollar Arm, and The Finest Hours.

Producing Cruella is Marc Platt, Andrew Gunn, and Kristin Burr.

No release date has been set for the movie yet.

[Source: Deadline]

Follow me on Twitter.

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

Topics: Movies, News, Spinoffs
Previous Article
Next Article
«
»
468x60 AD END ROS -->
2021  ·   2020  ·   2019  ·   2018  ·   2017  ·   2016  ·   2015  ·   2014  ·   2013  ·   2012  ·   2011  ·   2010  ·   2009  ·   2008  ·   2007  ·   2006  ·   2005
Geeks of Doom is proudly powered by WordPress.

Students of the Unusual™ comic cover used with permission of 3BoysProductions
The Mercuri Bros.™ comic cover used with permission of Prodigal Son Press

Geeks of Doom is designed and maintained by our geeky webmaster
All original content copyright ©2005-2021 Geeks of Doom
All external content copyright of its respective owner, except where noted

This website is licensed under
a Creative Commons License.
About | Privacy Policy | Contact