Disney is known for making movies about princesses, but now it seems they are focusing on the villains. On Monday, September 30 The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that a film is being written about Cruella de Vil, the villain from the animated classic "101 Dalmatians" which was adapted from a best-selling novel.
The film is being tentatively called "Cruella," and is in the same vein as the Angelina Jolie film "Maleficient," which will open next year. The film focuses on the life of the mean lady who wants to steal puppies for fur coats. Actress Glenn Close played the role of Cruella for the live action version of "101 Dalamatians" (1996) and is also on the new project as an executive producer.
Aline Brosh McKenna has been hired to pen the screenplay for the film. She most recently completed the script for Disney's live action "Cinderella" and is also working on the "Annie" remake. The new film will be produced by Andrew Gunn and McKenna.
The character of Cruella first appeared in the novel released in 1956 by Dodie Smith, but became a household name after the release of the Disney film in 1961. Cruella is one of the most recognized villains in Disney history for her voice, clothes and scary actions to get what she wants. No release date has been scheduled for the film.
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