Cruella
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Harry Potter star Emma Thompson is reportedly in talks to join Disney‘s live-action movie Cruella, an origin story based on the villain from the 101 Dalmations film. According to Variety, Thompson is rumored to star opposite Emma Stone in the forthcoming film.

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Disney seems to be all about the live-action films these days, with Cruella joining the likes of forthcoming films Aladdin, The Lion King and Mulan.


According to comicbook.com, the film will follow “a young Cruella de Vil (Emma Stone) in her time before she sought out a coat made of black and white puppies.”

While Thompson’s role is being kept under wraps, previous reports suggest she could play the film’s antagonist, Baroness.

Harry Potter fans will recall Thompson as Professor Sybill Trelawney in the franchise series, while Disney fans may note her voice-acting in the live-action Beauty and the Beast film as our beloved Mrs. Potts.

The film is being directed by Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya) with the most recent draft of the script being written by The Favourite‘s Tony McNamara.

Disney recently revealed the film would be released Dec. 23, 2020.

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Earlier this year, we learned that the highly-anticipated Maleficent sequel was coming to theaters way earlier than we thought.

Yester, we were given the official first trailer for the film.

Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil was confirmed previously by Disney. In September 2017, Angelina Jolie assured fans that she’d be returning as the titular villain. In addition, Elle Fanning will return to the sequel as Aurora.

You can check out the incredible trailer below!

Are you excited to see this Harry Potter star on the big screen again? Will you go see the Cruella live-action film? Sound off in the comments below!

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