Disney Planning Another Live-Action Villain Movie with Cruella de Vil
Disney is bringing their Sleeping Beauty villain Maleficent to life with a live-action feature film starring Angelina Jolie, and the House of Mouse has their eyes set on another iconic villain from their animated history for the same treatment. THR has word that the studio has hired their live-action Cinderella writer Aline Brosh McKenna to write Cruella, bringing the 101 Dalmatians villainess Cruella de Vil to the big screen again. The villain comes from the 1956 novel by Dodie Smith, and was brought to life in Disney's animated film in 1961, but this won't be the first time Cruella de Vil has gone from animation to live-action.
Back in 1996, Glenn Close masterfully brought the smoking fashionista to life in the live-action version of 101 Dalmatians, and reprised her role in the unnecessary sequel 102 Dalmatians in 2000. We're not sure how this tale that will focus solely on the dog-fur-loving maniac will unfold and Disney is keeping any story details under wraps. It'll be interesting to see how Disney creates a world for these villains to exist and have an audience become engaged with them just like their princesses, princes, and other heroes. Brosh McKenna also wrote The Devil Wears Prada, so depending on how this story unfolds, maybe Meryl Streep can take a crack at the dastardly old hag. Stay tuned for any updates.