12Cruella de Vil (101 Dalmatians)

Cruella De Vill in Disney's 101 Dalmations

The fairy tale mash up series Once Upon a Time can be thanked for resuscitating many a neglected character’s career in the eyes of the public. While Cruella De Vil is still generally known as a baddie in the series, her back-story establishes that she wasn’t always

that way. And, apparently, the OUAT creators are not the only ones who think that Ms. De Vil deserves a second shot. Earlier this year, there were reports of Emma Stone tackling a live-action Cruella film that would no doubt attempt to uncover whatever transformation led to Cruella’s obsession with skinning puppies.

If Glenn Close’s portrayal of Cruella in 101 Dalmatians is anything to go off of, there’s a lot of material to be delved into for Ms. De Vil. In addition to her sadistic fur needs, Close’s Cruella is also the head of an important fashion house. Her dramatic rise to the top of the couture world and the development of her hatred of animals seem like plentiful fodder for a prequel for Cruella De Vil.

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