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There are plenty of Disney reboots in the works, but one of the most highly anticipated is Cruella. Not only will the live-action movie give fans the origin tale of the iconic 101 Dalmatians villain, but Emma Stone will also star as the title character. As if that wasn't enough to get you excited, the film has now found a director. Here are the key details we already have about the production. Related:The Little Mermaid Live-Action Disney Movie: Here's What We KnowDisney's Live-Action Adaptation of Mulan Already Has a Release Date!Colin Firth Becomes the Latest Addition to Disney's Mary Poppins Sequel The Cast So far, Stone is the only star attached to the project. The Director Mozart in the Jungle writer and director Alex Timbers has been tapped to direct the live-action film. The Production Team Andrew Gunn is working as the producer with Disney executives Kristin Burr and Jessica »
- Kelsie Gibson
The Important News DC Extended Universe: Margot Robbie will return as Harley Quinn in Gotham City Sirens. And Megan Fox might play Poison Ivy in it. Patrick Wilson will play the villain Ocean Master in Aquaman. Suicide Squad 2 and Deadshot are in the works. Marvel Cinematic Universe: The sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming will hit theaters on July 5, 2019. X-Men: Logan has reportedly received an R rating. Alien: James Franco joined Alien: Covenant. Disney Remakes: Alex Timbers will direct Cruella. Reboots: Ben Mendelsohn will play the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Origins. Video Game Movies: Assassin's Creed 2 may turn its back on the games. Monster...
- Christopher Campbell
Cruella: Emma Stone (La La Land, above) has been attached for a while to star in Cruella, a live-action movie about a character who first appeared as a villain in Disney's animated 1961 classic One Hundred and One Dalmatians. Now comes word that Alex Timbers, a veteran of Broadway productions and cocreator of the Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle, is in negotiations to direct, with shooting eyed to begin early next year. [Deadline] National Film Registry: The Breakfast Club (above), The Lion King and Who Framed Roger Rabbit are among the 25 titles that have been added to the National Film Registry. Movies are selected annually to showcase "the range and diversity of American film heritage to increase awareness for its preservation." Other new titles...
- Peter Martin
Cruella: Emma Stone (La La Land, above) has been attached for a while to star in Cruella, a live-action movie about a character who first appeared as a villain in Disney's animated 1961 classic One Hundred and One Dalmatians. Now comes word that Alex Timbers, a veteran of Broadway productions and cocreator of the Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle, is in negotiations to direct, with shooting eyed to begin early next year. [Deadline] National Film Registry: The Breakfast...
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In these uncertain times, it’s important for movies to highlight brave and noble heroes that the American public can emulate or look up to in their daily lives. Or, barring that, movies should stick to familiar characters from old cartoons who are famous for how much they love killing puppies. Either way is good, but one of them does require a lot more work than they other, which is probably why Disney has decided to move forward with its plan to make a live-action spin-off movie about 101 Dalmatians villain Cruella De Vil.
Way back in January, we reported that Disney wanted Emma Stone to play Cruella De Vil, and now Deadline says that she has officially signed on to the project with Mozart In The Jungle writer/director Alex Timbers currently in negotiations to direct. Titled Cruella, the film will be a Maleficent-esque origin story for the ...
- Sam Barsanti
Given the success that Disney has had in recent years with taking some of their classic stories and/or characters and setting them in a live-action setting, it makes total sense that the studio has several of these projects in development. One such project is Cruella, a live-action origin story for the 101 Dalmatians villain Cruella De Vil. That project has just taken a major leap forward as Disney has reportedly honed in on a director for the project.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mozart in the Jungle co-creator and accomplished theater director Alex Timbers is in negotiations to direct the live-action Cruella De Vil movie for Disney. He doesn't have much experience when it comes to directing feature films, but Alex Timbers does have a resume that seems to support a project like Cruella. He was nominated for two Tony Awards for his work directing Peter and the Star Catcher, »
Alex Timbers is in negotiations to direct Disney’s live-action “Cruella,” TheWrap has learned. The celebrated Broadway director, writer and co-creator of Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle” would helm the project in which “La La Land” star Emma Stone has long been attached to play a young Cruella De Vil. The film will focus on the famed “101 Dalmatians” villain in her early days. Kelly Marcel is writing the script and Andrew Gunn is producing the movie. Also Read: The Evolution of Emma Stone: From 'Malcolm in the Middle' to 'La La Land' (Photos) Glenn Close »
- Meriah Doty
Disney considered a slew of directors for the movie, including a handful of theater helmers, like Sam Gold, before turning to Timbers.
De Vil is the villain who was obsessed with capturing the puppies in the 1961 animated classic “101 Dalmatians.” Glenn Close played the baddie in the 1996 live-action film produced by John Hughes, in which her character was also the head of a fashion house.
Best known for his work on Broadway, »
- Justin Kroll
Exclusive: The latest twist in the Alex Timbers/Disney saga is news that the acclaimed Broadway director/writer and co-creator of Amazon’s Mozart In The Jungle is negotiating to direct Cruella at Disney. Emma Stone, who received both a Golden Globe and SAG nomination this week for her role in La La Land, has been attached for a while in the live-action re-imagining of the villain’s tale from the children’s classic 101 Dalmatians. The studio wants to start production on… »
8 December 2016 9:32 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Stone will play infamous villain Cruella De Vil in what is being billed as an origin story, set in the 1980s.
- Borys Kit
Grandage will replace original director Alex Timbers, who left the production in August. While no specifics for the change were given at the time, Disney Theatrical Productions President and producer Thomas Schumacher said the decision "was especially painful" and "we have chosen to go in another direction with this role" (Timbers previously helmed Disney's Peter and the Starcatcher).
Joining Grandage on Frozen will be his longtime set and costume design collaborator, »
You may have heard elsewhere that Moulin Rouge! will finally be coming to the stage fifteen years after coming into our lives. Forgive us for not sharing our delight immediately. When Moulin Rouge! first came out, Baz Luhrman had mentioned envisioning the show in a casino format, but the assembling team sounds more like a promise for a Broadway future: John Logan (Skyfall and the Tony winning Red) will adapt with Alex Timbers directing (Broadway's Peter and the Starcatcher and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). The stage adaptation obviously has quite a lot to live up to, both in the high expectations of its admirers and the immaculate craft of the film. Your move, Logan and Timbers.
Once it finally arrives, we'll be waiting with bated breath to see how some of our favorite moments are recreated / reenvisioned for the stage. We polled Team Experience to see which moments they're most looking forward to. »
- Chris Feil
23 September 2016 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Looks like Disney's Frozen has a new director in place. Following the exit early last month of the project's original director, Alex Timbers, sources with knowledge of the production say lauded Brit director Michael Grandage has now signed on to stage the Broadway-bound musical, bringing his regular design collaborator, Christopher Oram, as part of the package. Grandage won the Tony Award for best direction of a play in 2010 for John Logan's Red, and was nominated two other times, for Frost/Nixon in 2007 and for The Cripple of Inishmaan in 2014. His experience directing musicals on Broadway has been
- David Rooney
More on the Moulin Rouge musical news below.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Moulin Rouge – the stage musical – is being developed by Global Creatures and Alex Timbers (Oh, Hello; Peter and the Starcatcher; Rocky) is set to direct. John Logan (Red, I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers – but also Skyfall, Spectre and the upcoming Alien: Covenant) is writing the book.
“I first encountered Alex Timbers through the remarkable and inventive production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and the brilliance of Here Lies Love. I immediately recognized the young director’s creative »
- Paul Heath
Global Creatures, the outfit behind Walking With Dinosaurs — The Arena Spectacular, announced this morning that it’s signed up a top-rank duo of director Alex Timbers (Rocky – The Musical, Peter and the Starcatcher, Here Lies Love) and writer John Logan (Spectre, Skyfall, Red) to develop Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 pop fantasia Moulin Rouge! into a stage musical. Timbers most recently made news when Disney dropped him as director of its forthcoming Broadway adaptation of the… »
Baz Luhrmann‘s 2001 hit “Moulin Rouge!” may soon be can-canning its way to the stage. Tony-winning playwright John Logan (“Red”) is writing the book for the new stage production, and two-time Tony nominee Alex Timbers (“Rocky,” “Peter and the Starcatcher”) is on board to direct. The stage production is currently in development, Global Creatures CEO Carmen Pavlovic announced Thursday. Global Creatures is an Australian-based international theater touring companies whose past projects include large-scale shows involving giant animatronic creatures like “Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular” and “How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular.” Also Read: Baz Luhrmann on 'The Get Down':. »
- Thom Geier
1 September 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Come what may, Moulin Rouge! is making its way to the stage. The Baz Luhrmann movie-musical is being developed as a new stage musical, Global Creatures announced Thursday. Alex Timbers (Oh, Hello; Peter and the Starcatcher; Rocky) will helm the production, featuring a book by screenwriter and playwright John Logan (Red, I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers). A timeline and opening venue will be announced at a later date. Set in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris, the Fox title starred Ewan McGregor as Christian, a young poet who falls in love with Satine, a cabaret actress
- Ashley Lee
A Beetlejuice musical has been announced for the 2018/ 2019 season.
Over the weekend new about a forthcoming Beetlejuice musical hit the web. Well, this is very real and said Beetlejuice musical is set to hit the stage on New York City’s Broadway during the 2018 – 2019 season.
Information is a little vague at the moment but Alex Timbers (Rocky: The Musical, Peter and the Starcatcher) is behind the project, which will be produced by Warner Brothers.
The New York Post reports most of the news.
Details are very vague, but we’re assuming that the wonderful version of Harry Belafonte’s “Banana Boat Song,” will make it into the musical, as well as many other golden moments from Tim Burton’s classic 1980s movie. If you unaware of the film, here’s the plot.
After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam »
- Paul Heath
Producer Daniela Taplin Lundberg is a product of a Hollywood upbringing. Her father Jonathan Taplin is a veteran producer (“Mean Streets”) and her mother Rosana DeSoto is a character actress. When Taplin Lundberg was doing the awards season push for her feature “Beasts of No Nation” last winter, she recalls her parents’ colleagues approaching her. “I’d love to have a meeting with you,” they’d say. “I can’t figure out the business model.”
That’s the problem she’ll be grappling with at her new company, Stay Gold Features. The kinds of films Taplin Lundberg makes — edgy, adult-oriented movies with nary a comic-book hero in sight — have become dinosaurs. Just ask Harvey Weinstein, who has been slowly gravitating away from producing films like “Pulp Fiction” and into television.
To navigate these choppy waters, Taplin Lundberg will rely on her reputation, honed at the New York-based Red Crown Prods. »
- Ramin Setoodeh
It’s time for Alex Timbers to direct a traditional Broadway musical like “Hello, Dolly!” or “Showboat.” His eccentric minimalism has brought him Tony nominations for directing such small-scale works as “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” and “Peter and the Starcatcher.” In Timbers’ world, a bolt of blue fabric turns into a waterfall, a piece of rope defines the parameters of a shed, the musicians play on stage, the actors sit around watching each other perform. Timbers now brings us an Off Broadway revival of Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman’s musical “The Robber Bridegroom,”‘ which opened Sunday at Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theatre. »
- Robert Hofler
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