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‘I, Tonya’ and ‘Fright Night’ Director Craig Gillespie In Talks For Disney’s ‘Cruella’ Starring Emma Stone
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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.

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Emma Stone In Talks To Play Cruella de Vil In Disney’s Reimagining Of ‘101 Dalmatians’
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Just when you’ve thought you’ve seen all the live-action reimaginings that Disney could pull off, they come up with yet another one. 101 Dalmatians is a favorite among Disney fans, and now like Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Pete’s Dragon, Beauty And The Beast, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Mulan, Winnie The Pooh, the untitled Aladdin prequel Genie, The Sword in the Stone, Tinkerbell, and Prince Charming. But it doesn’t look like it will be just another straight forward adaptation.

The script, which is being written by Kelly Marcel (Fifty Shades of Grey, Saving Mr. Banks), doesn’t have a director yet, but the studio is aiming high for its lead character. According to new reports, Emma Stone (Birdman, The Help) is now in talks to play Cruella de Vil. More on the story below.

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Disney In Depth: 5 Disney Dog Movies For Summer Viewing
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Summer is creeping around the corner. Now represents the perfect period to catch up on old movies or those you may have missed. Disney dog-themed movies exist in abundance. What better way to deal with those impending “dog days of summer” than to revisit some classic canine fare, or perhaps catch them for the very first time.

Here are five of my favorites that make me shout “bow wow,” organized according to theme. And no, none of the Air Buddies or Beverly Hills Chihuahua films reach even close to making the cut.

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The Digital Wire Blu-ray/DVD Release News: Tusks, Theorems, and Teen Lit
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Welcome to this week’s edition of The Digital Wire. Hope you all had a wonderful and scare-tastic Halloween because by the sound of the Christmas songs starting their yearly infection of the radio airwaves, an even more frightening time of year is upon us.

Below you’ll find info on several future home video releases complete with technical specs, release dates, and links to pre-order at Amazon. We would greatly appreciate it if you use those links to order because a small percentage of each order helps keep this website running at max power. The cover art for certain titles has yet to be finalized.

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Disney’s Next Live-Action Character-Based Film To Center On ‘101 Dalmatians’ Villainess Cruella de Vil
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Recently, Disney has turned to adapting their animated features into live-action films. Alice In Wonderland set the foundation for upcoming titles like Maleficent and Sleeping Beauty, and now the studio is prepping for yet another live-action film based on one of their famed villainesses.

According to The Hollywood reporter, Disney has just hired Cinderella and The Devil Wears Prada screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna to write the script for Cruella. As you may have guessed, the film will center on Cruella de Vil, animal cruelty extraordinaire and villainess of 101 Dalmatians.

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