Puppies, take cover! Emma Stone is set to don a fur coat and colorblocked hair as 101 Dalmatians‘ memorable villainess, Cruella de Vil, in Disney’s upcoming film Cruella.
The studio confirmed the casting news — which had been rumored as early as January — in a press release about their slate of future live-action fairy tales. Few other details have been released, but The Hollywood Reporter says Cruella is intended to be an origin story, similar to 2014’s Maleficent.
Stone, 27, will step into the role sometime in the next three years. She follows actress Glenn Close, who brought the character to life in the 1996 live-action 101 Dalmatians and its 2000 sequel, 102 Dalmatians.
Other projects in the works from Disney, all set for release between 2017 and 2019, include A Wrinkle in Time, directed by Ava DuVernay; Jungle Cruise, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson; Dumbo, directed by Tim Burton; Maleficent 2, starring Angelina Jolie; and Jungle Book 2, a sequel to the just-released live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling‘s book, starring Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley and Idris Elba.
Disney also announced a Mary Poppins movie from Rob Marshall, with Emily Blunt as the famed nanny (made iconic by Julie Andrews), and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack, a lamplighter in the vein of chimney sweep Bert (Dick Van Dyke).
Another film will revolve around Peter Pan’s fairy friend, Tinker Bell. Reese Witherspoon has been tapped to star, following in the footsteps of Julia Roberts, who played Tink in 1991’s Hook.
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