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Emma Thompson in Talks to Join Emma Stone in Cruella de Vil Movie

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Two Emmas are better than one.
Emma Thompson is in talks to star opposite Emma Stone in Disney’s live-action “Cruella,” an origin story based on their animated classic “101 Dalmations,” according to Variety.
“101 Dalmations” already got a live-action version in 1996, with Glenn Close playing fashion designer Cruella.
The new project comes from “I, Tonya” director Craig Gillespie. Stone is playing the menacing, fur-coveting villain. It’s unknown what role Thompson would play. But since it’s an origin story, perhaps she could be Cruella’s mother or a mentor in the fashion world (think “Devil Wears Prada,” but much more evil).
Stone is coming off an Oscar-nominated turn in “The Favourite.” Thompson, meanwhile, has a busy summer ahead, starring in both “Late Night” and “Men in Black: International.”

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