What's going on with Disney's Cruella de Vil origins movie?

March 03, 2019

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Production on the Cruella de Vil movie starring Emma Stone will begin this summer in the UK, The DisInsider has learned.

The project already has a director attached to it: Craig Gillespie of I, Tonya fame, replacing Mozart in the Jungle's Alex Timbers. If scheduling is on track, the film should be off to a 2020 premiere.

No word on how Disney will make the anti-PETA villainess sympathetic, but we do know the story will be set during the halcyon days of punk rock in 1980s London. There, viewers will find young Cruella, aka Estella, in the formative years of her hatred toward dalmatians.

Incidentally, there was a band from Northern Ireland during the early 80s that had a post-punk sound. Its name was Cruella De Ville. Could the movie be using songs from the band?

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