Disney will be continuing their course to release more live-action adaptations of their animated classics as long as they are box office successes. But bringing 101 Dalmatians’character Cruella De Vil to the big screen in a live-action feature might take a different approach to some of the previous films. Like with Maleficent, Cruella will center on the titular character’s evil journey. The upcoming live-action movie will star Emma Stone as Cruella, a diva and practitioner of cruelty to animals.
Although Stone couldn’t be at the D23 Expo this weekend, attendees were treated to a first look at Stone as Cruella. See more below for our on-site coverage from D23.
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.
Chris Pine is fine as a leading man. We have seen him captain a team in Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and the upcoming Star Trek Beyond. But his next film sees him something that is based on a story, and has him captaining a ship of a different kind. In The Finest Hours, the actor plays Bernie Webber, a man who rallies a team together to head straight into one of New England’s deadliest storms to save 30 stranded men aboard a sinking ship.
Disney has released a trailer for their upcoming rescue movie The Finest Hours. The movie tells the story of a small boat rescue mission in ocean waters off the coast of New England during a massive nor’easter in 1952.
Starring is Casey Affleck, Chris Pine, Holliday Grainger, Ben Foster, Eric Bana, and John Ortiz, with Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl, Fright Night ) directing after making Million Dollar Arm for Disney last year. You can watch the trailer and read a full synopsis below.