Kirby Howell-Baptiste To Join Emma Stone In ‘Cruella’

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Killing Eve actress Kirby Howell-Baptiste has officially joined the cast of Cruella, which will star Emma Stone in a live-action prequel to 101 Dalmatians.

According to Variety, Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Killing Eve) is the latest addition to the star-studded cast of the film, which will serve as an origin story to classic Disney villain Cruella de Vil. Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man) plays the titular role.

Kirby Howell-Baptiste’s character has not been revealed. However, there is one detail with the role, and it’s that Kirby Howell-Baptiste is listed as playing a character “opposite” to Emma Stone, suggesting that her character and Cruella will face off against one another in some fashion. Filming on the movie has already begun, with a first look at Cruella released by Disney in time for Disney D23 last month. Kirby Howell-Baptiste just now signing suggests that she has not yet filmed any scenes.

The film will be set in London in the 1970s, and reportedly features a heavy punk influence. Are you interested in seeing Disney’s new take on Cruella de Vil? Are you excited to see Kirby Howell-Baptiste join Emma Stone in the cast? Let us know in the comments!

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, Emma Thompson, Paul Walter Hauser, Joel Fry, Mark Strong, Emily Beecham, Gianni Calchetti, Kate Margo, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste.

Cruella will be released on May 28, 2021.

Source: Variety

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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