Disney's Cruella (Live-Action)

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Re: Disney's Cruella (Live-Action)

Post by Daniel » September 12th, 2019, 2:26 pm

First look at Emma Thompson's character: (you may remember her from another live action remake as the voice of Mrs. Potts!)

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Not what I was picturing at all. Not bad in a "over the top" kind of way. ;)

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Re: Disney's Cruella (Live-Action)

Post by Daniel » September 20th, 2019, 4:34 pm

Emily Beecham joins the cast. Doesn't say what role, but I'm going to guess Anita Dahling. ;)

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Re: Disney's Cruella (Live-Action)

Post by Daniel » September 25th, 2019, 3:24 pm

Kirby Howell-Baptiste has also joined. Since there's no real male character to gender bend, I'm guessing she will be a newly created gal pal for Anita. (or vice versa if she's Anita) She looks a little young to be Nanny and well, I don't see Disney going down that road...

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Re: Disney's Cruella (Live-Action)

Post by ShyViolet » September 25th, 2019, 9:35 pm

No offense to Thompson, but as Cruella, that’s just terrible. She doesn’t look the least bit scary in either picture:

First one: not “villainous” at all, just desperate and unbalanced.

Second one: Like an over-the-hill Norma Desmond type who’s had way too many facelifts and is about to shout: “I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. Deville!”


Ugh. :roll:
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Re: Disney's Cruella (Live-Action)

Post by Daniel » September 26th, 2019, 12:37 am

Good points but... Thompson is not Cruella, that would be Emma Stone. Got your Emma's mixed up. ;)

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Re: Disney's Cruella (Live-Action)

Post by Ben » September 26th, 2019, 4:57 am

Cru's Mom...?

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Re: Disney's Cruella (Live-Action)

Post by Daniel » September 26th, 2019, 12:17 pm

Good guess, but pretty sure she's not. From my opening post:
One day, a posh woman known as the Baroness enters the store, wearing Cruella’s special locket that was given to her by her mother — one that Cruella lost on the same night her mother passed away at the Baroness’ estate. She promptly decides she’ll do whatever it takes to get her locket back from the Baroness, including crashing her glitzy ball.
And before Thompson was confirmed, there was this description:
We have learned that the house of mouse is interested in Nicole Kidman for the role of the “Baroness,” who is described as an antagonist to Cruella and is pivotal to her rise as the classic Disney villain. We can also share that Emma Thompson, Charlize Theron, Juliane Moore, and Demi Moore, are also on Disney’s radar for the role.

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Re: Disney's Cruella (Live-Action)

Post by Ben » September 26th, 2019, 12:59 pm

Ah, yes. Didn’t see that, or remember it. Tied to her Mom, though, who obviously has something to do with her passing...

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Re: Disney's Cruella (Live-Action)

Post by ShyViolet » September 26th, 2019, 8:17 pm

Oh, ok, gotcha. Lol. ;) :oops:
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Re: Disney's Cruella (Live-Action)

Post by Daniel » October 17th, 2019, 2:33 pm

Emma Stone interview. No inspiration from Once? Aww...

New pic on set:

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Re: Disney's Cruella (Live-Action)

Post by Daniel » November 6th, 2019, 12:55 pm

New on set photos of Stone:

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Now blonde! Guess Cruella will be donning different hairstyles throughout. Cute Chihuahua! Looks like it's wearing a mask of some sort, Sherlock Bark? ;)

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Re: Disney's Cruella (Live-Action)

Post by Daniel » January 3rd, 2020, 2:33 pm

Mark Strong possibly joining the cast. If that is indeed his role, that would be a change!

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Re: Disney's Cruella (Live-Action)

Post by Daniel » February 23rd, 2020, 2:20 pm

Little info from Emily Beecham:
Bustle wrote:Beecham’s role in the film is currently unknown - she’s pretty much sworn to secrecy on the whole thing - but says filming was a dream come true.

“It looks very beautiful,” she says. “The costumes are amazing, very Vivienne Westwood inspired, that London look. And the whole screen quality is quite dark and down. Craig Gillespie directed it who directed I, Tonya and Lars and the Real Girl, so I think he's brought quite an edginess to it.

“There's a real naturalness to the acting and he wanted us to improvise and make up new stuff. There's lots of kids, lots of animals and he's brilliant with the children. I think it will be very humorous.”

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