Cruella 2: Emma Stone will return for the sequel

Cruella 2: Emma Stone will return for the sequel

Cruella 2

It's official: Emma Stone will return to play Cruella De Mon in Cruella 2. Disney's practice of reinventing its classic animated films into live-action has proved, over the past decade, to be a successful model. Cruella, the most recent of the aforementioned remakes, also represents a prequel to The 101 Dalmatians (of which you can purchase the special edition on Amazon). The film, which was originally scheduled to hit theaters in 2020, was one of many films postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19. Disney has also chosen to make Cruella available on Disney + with Premium Access on the same day as its theatrical release.

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Cruella 2: Emma Stone will return for the sequel

Despite the diversified distribution strategy and lower box office revenues than in the pre-pandemic period, Cruella has been a success for Disney. The film earned more than $ 220 million worldwide on a budget of $ 100 million. The sales figures for Premium Access have not been disclosed, however the price of the "home" ticket must not have discouraged spectators, given the speed with which Cruella 2 was put into development. Emma Stone goes to join director Craig Gillespie and writer Tony Mcnamara, who have long been confirmed for the sequel.

According to Deadline, Emma Stone recently struck a deal related to Cruella 2. Details of the deal have not been disclosed, but the deal would reportedly benefit both Stone and Disney. It is not yet confirmed whether the Cruella sequel will only be released in theaters, only on Disney + or both at the same time.

The confirmation of Stone's involvement in Cruella 2 comes at an important time for Disney, in relation to the relationship that the company has built between its actors and the streaming agreements. The studio is in the midst of a heated legal battle starring Scarlett Johansson and the streaming deals related to Black Widow on Disney +.

It was reported that Stone was considering filing a similar lawsuit to Johansson's, as Cruella received similar treatment. The agreement recently made by Stone will probably compensate for any "damage" due to the distribution method of Cruella 2, making the possibility of a lawsuit between Stone and Disney remote.

Emma Stone Confirmed to Return for ‘Cruella 2’

Emma Stone will be back for more dramatic fashions and dastardly deeds, officially closing a deal to star in the upcoming “Cruella 2.”

News of the sequel’s development broke in early June, just weeks after the live-action prequel to the Disney animated classic “101 Dalmations” opened in theaters. At the time, “Cruella” director Craig Gillespie and screenwriter Tony McNamara were both expected to return for the new movie, but a deal was not yet done for Stone.

“While the media landscape has been disrupted in a meaningful way for all distributors, their creative partners cannot be left on the sidelines to carry a disproportionate amount of the downside without the potential for upside,” Patrick Whitesell, Executive Chairman of Endeavor said of the new deal.

“This agreement demonstrates that there can be an equitable path forward that protects artists and aligns studios’ interests with talent,” Whitesell continued. “We are proud to work alongside Emma and Disney, and appreciate the studio’s willingness to recognize her contributions as a creative partner.  We are hopeful that this will open the door for more members of the creative community to participate in the success of new platforms.”

Stone starred in and executive produced the film — the third live-action adaptation of the property, following two turns by Glenn Close as the Disney villain — with Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and Mark Strong in supporting roles. The movie has earned more than $85 million domestically and $220 million in global box office. Upon its release, “Cruella” was also made available on Disney Plus via an additional $30 purchase through the streamer’s Premier Access option.

The new agreement comes on the heels of Scarlett Johansson’s breach of contract suit against Disney over the company’s decision to release “Black Widow” simultaneously on Disney Plus and in theaters.

“Cruella” and “Black Widow” were the first of Disney’s major releases to debut day and date theatrically and on Disney plus, when the studio adopted the hybrid plan after the pandemic caused calendar shifts for the 2021-2022 slate. Since then, “Jungle Cruise,” starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, debuted via the hybrid model, while both Ryan Reynolds’ “Free Guy” and Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” will exclusively premiere in theaters before heading to VOD.

Stone is repped by WME, Anonymous Content and Ziffren Brittenham.

Deadline was first to confirm Stone’s return.

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