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Kirby Howell-Baptiste joins ‘Cruella’ gang

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Los Angeles, Sep 25 (IANS) “Killing Eve” star Kirby Howell-Baptiste will be joining Emma Stone in Disneys upcoming live-action “Cruella”.

Set in 1970, “Cruella” will delve into the backstory of “101 Dalmatians” villain Cruella de Vil, and try to find an answer to the question — “How did she get this way?”

Stone will portray the role of Cruella de Vil, the villain who is obsessed with capturing Dalmatian puppies in the 1961 animated classic.

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Emma Thompson, Paul Walter Hauser and Joel Fry will also appear in the film. No details about Howell-Baptiste’s character have been revealed yet, reports variety.com.

Craig Gillespie is helming the project, which is scheduled to release in 2020. The film is currently in production.

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Tony McNamara penned the most recent version of the script, with Dana Fox having written a previous draft. Marc Platt, Kristin Burr and Andrew Gunn are producing the film.

–IANS

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