“Cruella De Vil, Cruella De Vil / Do you want to see her in a movie again? / Because you’re going to! / If you choose to see the movie that is / It’s not mandatory / Cruella, Cruella!” [Applause] Before you say anything, it can’t be Angelina Jolie because she’s already playing Maleficent in Maleficent. So cross that off of your list. Who else should it be? Glenn Close again? From the Hollywood Reporter:
Aline Brosh McKenna has been hired to pen Cruella, which will bring the dog-fur-loving fashionista from 101 Dalmatians into a live-action feature to be produced by Andrew Gunn, who produced Sky High and Bedtime Stories for the studio. McKenna will also produce
De Vil first appeared in Dodie Smith’s 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians but became a Disney icon with the 1961 animated movie. And it’s not the character’s first incarnation in a live-action feature. Glenn Close memorably played the character in 1996’s 101 Dalmatians and the 2000 sequel, 102 Dalmatians.
In fact, Close is in involved with Cruella, acting as an executive producer.
Ah, so I guess it’s not going to be Glenn Close again. SO, WHO ELSE? Joan Rivers? I think Joan Rivers could carry a Cruella movie pretty well. Annie Clark? I know I always nominate Annie Clark (St. Vincent) for everything, but that is just because she would be perfect in everything, including this. (The same goes for Vincent Gallo. He would be a great Cruella!) So. Julia Louis-Dreyfus?! Hmmmmm. Janice from Friends? I don’t know. Who’s beautiful? Should god damn Benedict Cumberbatch just play Cruella? What do you think?! IF WE DON’T COME UP WITH SOMEONE GOOD HOLLYWOOD WILL NEVER NOTICE US!