Everything seems to indicate that Emma Stone hasn’t finished her portrayal of Cruella de Vil, one of Walt Disney Pictures’ most iconic villains, as the studios are already planning her sequel, according to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter.
The report says Disney executives expect the main creative team to return for this new installment, including director Craig Gillespie and screenwriter Tony McNamara. This follows the film’s successful simultaneous premiere in theaters and the Disney + ‘Premier Access’ service, managing to rake in around $ 48.5 million at the global box office in its first week.
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In ‘Cruella’, Oscar winner Emma Stone delves into a story about the origins of the iconic ‘101 Dalmatians’ villain, in a cast starring Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Mark Strong, among others.
Craig Gillesípie, its director, has a habit of telling stories about outcasts and characters perceived as villains, as is the case with “Me, Tonya”, a film for which Margot Robbbie was nominated for the Oscar for “Best Actress”. In a conversation with Collider, the director shared a few words about the script, and when he first read it he felt it wasn’t something he could be good at.
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“He was a little more direct with the narrative and the drama, and I really wanted to give him that energy, that tone and his playability. It gave me a break where I was able to come to this. Guillespie assures that his interviews with Tony McNamara (with whom Stone had previously worked on ‘The Favorite’), were of great help, including support from Disney, in being able to rewrite the film and adapt it to what ‘he wanted to tell.
Guillespie concludes that the ending remained the same, only that McNamara added Cruella’s punk attitude in his confrontation with the Baroness, in addition to the sequences the two characters shared onscreen together and the hate relationship that is born between them. “Cruella” still continues in the rooms and the Disney + “Premier Access” service.