American actor Paul Walter Hauser shared an update on the sequel to Disney’s live-action “Cruella”.
In an interview with Forbes, Hauser, who portrayed Cruella’s accomplice Horace, revealed that the principal photography will begin in 2023.
“I’m told we’re doing it next year. I don’t know when but I think Tony McNamara is writing the script right now. He’s probably tinkering away with that. We got to work around the ever-busy schedule of Craig Gillespie and Emma Stone, who are worth the wait, so anytime they want to do it, I’ll be there.” he stated.
The sequel was announced in June 2021, a few weeks from the premiere of the live-action prequel to the Disney animated classic “101 Dalmations”.
The movie was released in theaters and on Disney+ on May 28 and was incredibly well-received by audiences around the globe. It grossed $26.5 million at the North American box office over the four-day Memorial Day frame.
“Cruella” featured Emma Stone in the title role, an aspiring fashion designer who becomes the iconic Disney villain, Cruella de Vil.
The movie is set in the 1970s and highlights how the eponymous villain Cruella de Vil (Stone) became someone who thought it was a good idea to try and murder dozens of puppies to make a new outfit.
The live-action is the third adaptation of the animated classic, following two movies by Glenn Close as the Disney villain.
“Cruella” also starred Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Mily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mark Strong, Tipper Seifert Cleveland, and others.