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Disney Plans Live-Action 'Cruella'

The writer for the studio's live-action Cinderella has been hired to pen the script for what is being titled Cruella.


Disney has another live-action take on a classic property in the works, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter.

Cinderella screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna has been hired to write Cruella, which will bring the dog-fur-loving fashionista from 101 Dalmations into a live-action feature. The retooled project will be produced by Disney regular Joe Roth, who also produced the upcoming Maleficent, as well as Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and Oz the Great and Powerful.

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. Glenn Close also played the character in 1996's 101 Dalmatians and the 2000 sequel, 102 Dalmatians.

In addition to Alice and Maleficent, Disney is making Cinderella, which just began principal photography with Kenneth Branagh directing.

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.