Los Angeles - Emma Stone is in talks to play Cruella de Vil.
The 27-year-old actress is reportedly being considered for the role of the villainess from Disney's 101 Dalmations in the new movie, Cruella.
The live-action film will be an origin story of Cruella, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and will likely show viewers what caused her to become the terrifying character who becomes obsessed with obtaining the hides of dalmatians in the beloved story.
Kelly Marcel is writing the script and although no director is attached yet, it is believed to be "a priority" for Disney, who hope to shoot next year.
Cruella is the latest cartoon character to get her own origin story.
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Disney has previously announced upcoming remakes of Dumbo, Mulan, Pinocchio and The Little Mermaid, as well as the cast for a remake of Beauty and the Beast, including Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson, with the film scheduled to open in March 2017.
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