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Cruella de Vil live-action film in the works at Disney

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A live-action film centring on Cruella de Vil is in development at Disney.

Aline Brosh McKenna, writer of the studio's upcoming Cinderella, has been hired to work on Cruella, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Glenn Close as Cruella De Vil in 101 Dalmatians, 1996.

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Glenn Close as Cruella De Vil



Joe Roth will serve as producer on the film, after previously working on Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, Oz the Great and Powerful and upcoming release Maleficent.

Glenn Close previously played Cruella in the live-action version of 101 Dalmations in 1996 and its 2000 sequel 102 Dalmations.

The character first appeared in Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians and later in the 1961 animated Disney adaptation.

McKenna and Roth have worked together on the live-action adaptation of Cinderella, which recently began principal photography.

Downton Abbey star Lily James will play the title role and Kenneth Branagh is directing. It is scheduled for release in 2015.

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