As we can see, Disney is preparing a continuous comeback for its classical animated films in brand new live-action movies, especially after last year’s Cinderella movie and the expected 2017 movie Beauty and The Beast, both of them telling the classical story that we know. As for Maleficent, the evil character of Sleeping Beauty, it was a totally different story. They changed the perspective of the film and the story was told from Maleficent’s point of view. This time, it’s the famous 101 Dalmatians baddie Cruella De Vil who will be the leading character of the new upcoming Disney movie. The story is most about the early days of Cruella, so she might have found the right actress to play her younger version: Emma Stone!
Kelly Marcel, known for her adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey and Saving Mr. Banks, is currently working on the script of the film.
Stone is in early negotiations to play this delightfully evil character, according to The Hollywood Reporter. As for the other cast members and the director, there are no names to be mentioned until further announcement which is not really far from now. The Hollywood Reporter also mentioned that the studio wants to start filming later this year.