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15th Aug 2021

Emma Stone is on board for the Cruella sequel

Sarah McKenna Barry

Cruella 2 is on the way!

Actress Emma Stone is expected to reprise her role as Cruella de Vil in the sequel to the Disney live-action remake.

Cruella came out on Disney+ earlier this year and was a huge success with Disney fans, both young and old.

The film also enjoyed a cinematic release, which grossed €226 million at the box office.

While Cruella 2 is a long way away, according to Deadline, Stone has closed a deal that is said to be beneficial for both her and the studio.

Patrick Whitesell, the executive chairman of Endeavor, the agency that represents the actress spoke positively about the deal.

He said: “While the media landscape has been disrupted in a meaningful way for all distributors, their creative partners cannot be left on the sidelines to carry a disproportionate amount of the downside without the potential for upside.

“This agreement demonstrates that there can be an equitable path forward that protects artists and aligns studios’ interests with talent. We are proud to work alongside Emma and Disney, and appreciate the studio’s willingness to recognize her contributions as a creative partner.

“We are hopeful that this will open the door for more members of the creative community to participate in the success of new platforms.”

Whitesell’s statement comes amid recent criticism over Disney+’s business practices.

Recently, Scarlet Johansson made the decision to sue the company after the platform released Black Window on streaming and in the cinema at the same time.

The actress claimed that this was a breach of contract, and that she received, as a result reduced compensation.

In response, Disney claimed that there is “no merit” in her claims.

In a statement, they said that the release of the film on streaming “significantly enhanced her (Johansson’s) ability to earn additional compensation on top of the $20 million (€16m) she has received to date.”