Disney has cast Game of Thrones alum Joel Fry opposite Emma Stone in Cruella.
Disney’s slate of live-action films is set to include an origin story for 101 Dalmatians villain Cruella De Vil, with Emma Stone starring as the titular character. In the original film, Cruella dispatched two underlings to carry out her work and now Game of Thrones Joel Fry has been cast as one those lackeys.
Joel Fry, who portrayed Hizdahr zo Loraq in HBO’s Game of Thrones, joins Emma Stone in the role of Jasper while Paul Walter Hauser has been cast as Horace. Details on the role Joel Fry and Paul Walter Hauser’s characters will play in the Disney film are unknown, though the characters were portrayed as bumbling criminals in the animated version.
In addition to his work on Game of Thrones, Joel Fry’s screen credits include a supporting role the recently released Yesterday, a romantic comedy about a musician who inexplicably wakes up in a universe where The Beatles never existed.
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Based on a novel by Dodie Smith, the original 101 Dalmatians centered on the eponymous group of pups as they attempted to find their way home after being kidnapped by Cruella De Vil and her cohorts, who wanted to skin them with the intention of making a new fur coat. Disney remade the film as a live-action feature in 1996 with acclaimed actress Glenn Close as Cruella.
Directed by Craig Gillespie from a script Tony McNamara, Disney’s Cruella stars Emma Stone, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, and Emma Thompson.
Disney’s Cruella is scheduled to be released in theaters on December 23, 2020.
Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake
Disney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.
Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.
Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
What do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.