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Disney Making a Cruella de Vil Movie, To Help Us Finally Empathize with Fundamentally Evil Pet Poachers

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Though Disney is now in control of and moving forward with some of the biggest film franchises of all time, they haven't forgotten their decades-old commitment to those smaller, personal films about killing dozens of puppies to wear their skin as a coat. As such, the studio is reportedly continuing on with the 101 Dalmations franchise, hiring The Devil Wears Prada screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna to write Cruella, a live-action film to focus on the puppy fur-loving Cruella de Vil. Glenn Close already famously played the part across two films, and if there were any justice in the world of evil old rich people--and, as the government has just today shown us, there isn't--Arrested Development's Jessica Walter would already be attached to replace her. But as Disney's other upcoming villainess film, Maleficent, has Angelina Jolie in the lead, smart money goes on an A-list de Vil to be replaced in the straight-to-video sequels by Wendie Malick.

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