Glenn Close Wants to Play Cruella de Vil Again, Teases Plot

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Glenn Close has amassed one of the most legendary careers in all of Hollywood, but perhaps one of her most well-known roles was as Cruella de Vil in Disney’s 1996, live-action 101 Dalmations film. While a film focusing on the younger version of the character is in the works, which she is an executive producer on, Close says she may not be done portraying the iconic character. 

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Speaking with Variety, Close discussed the character she portrayed all those years ago, and hinted that she might not be done with Cruella just yet. “I have a great story to make another Cruella with my Cruella,” Close said, before hinting about a story that features Cruella going to New York before she “disappears down the sewers.”

Currently, the mantle of Cruella de Vil is being held by Emma Stone, who will portray a younger version of the character in Disney’s Cruella. Based on the character created by Dodie Smith in her 1956 book The Hundred and One Dalmatians, Disney’s Cruella will explore the rebellious early days of one of cinema’s most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains. Set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, the film follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets.

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Cruella will debut on May 28 in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access.