Yesterday we updated you on the crew for Disney’s Cruella, now that the film is getting ready for production casting is underway, and the studio has found its second star.

According to Variety, Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks, Beauty and the Beast) is set to star opposite Emma Thompson in the film that centers on a young Cruella de Vil.

Variety wasn’t sure on the role Thompson will play, but we can tell you that Thompson has nailed the role of the “Baroness,” an antagonist to Cruella who’s thought to be pivotal in her transformation to the villain we know today.

Casting on the film is still ongoing. Last month we reported Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel was in talks for the role of “Raj” aka Roger.

Classic characters from 101 Dalmatians are expected to appear in the film including Cruella’s bumbling henchmen Jasper and Horace, and we hear the studio is looking for an African American actor for the role of Jasper.

Here is a mini-synopsis on the film.

Estella (Cruella De Vil) lives on the streets of 1970’s London with other hoodlums, where we learn the real origins behind Estella’s hatred of Dalmatians. 

Disney’s Cruella is set to hit theaters on December 23, 2020.

Source: Variety

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