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EXCLUSIVE: Disney’s ‘Cruella’ To Start Production This Summer

It has been a while since we have heard much on Disney’s live-action Cruella, a live-action take on the 101 Dalmatians villainess, starring Emma Stone.  Now, we have a small update on the film.

We have learned that the long in development film will finally start production this summer in London, England. Back in August we also shared that the studio was looking for an African American to take on the role of Jasper, partner of Horace (Who is expected be caucasian) and would go on to be Cruella’s henchmen. It is not known if Disney has veered from that direction.

I, Tonya director, Craig Gillespie replaced long-attached Alex Timbers as director of the film. Timbers ran into scheduling issues so had to leave the project.

Here is a mini-synopsis on the film.

Estella (Cruella De Vil) lives on the streets of 1980’s London with other hoodlums, where we learn the real origins behind Estella’s hatred of Dalmatians. Production on the film is expected to begin at the end of the year but as of right now, there is no release date set for Cruella.

The studio was hoping to lock down a 2020 release it has not been confirmed if that has changed as of yet.

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