Emily Beecham Added to Live-Action ‘Cruella‘ Cast. Into the Badlands star, Emily Beecham will join co-stars, Emma Stone (Cruella de Vil), Emma Thompson (Baroness), Joel Fry (Jasper), and others in the new live-action film about the villainous beginning of 101 Dalmatians, Cruella de Vil.
At the 2019 D23 Expo, Emma Stone appeared via video message to share the first look at her dog-wrangling Cruella de Vil and cohorts Jasper (Joel Fry) and Horace (Paul Walter Hauser), Stone shared that the film is set in the “punk rock era of the 1970’s and as an “early days” origin tale, Cruella will explore how the future villainess came to desire fancy coats made from Dalmatian pups.”
Disney’s President of Production, Sean Bailey, says Cruella answers the question of, “How did she get that way, and how did she get so cruel?”
“We were given an incredible opportunity to discover what we wanted to be as a live-action team. We were given a lot of latitude to think about what that was,” Bailey told Vulture in 2017. “We thought if Iron Man and Thor and Captain America are Marvel superheroes, then maybe Alice, Cinderella, Mowgli, and Belle are our superheroes, and Cruella and Maleficent are our supervillains. Maybe if there’s a way to reconnect with that affinity for what those characters mean to people in a way that gets the best talent and uses the best technology, that could become something really exciting. It feels very Disney, playing to the competitive advantages of this label.”
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