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Are you ready for Cruella de Vil's side of the story?
The "101 Dalmatians" baddie, whose morbid taste in fur coats had a whole host of dogs nipping at her ankles, is getting the live-action treatment from Disney and "Cinderella" writer Aline Brosh McKenna. It will be interesting to see how the chain-smoking, fur-loving villainess gets transformed for the 21st Century; at the very least, she'd have to ditch her cigs to retain a Disney-friendly PG rating.
Brosh McKenna also wrote the screenplays for "Annie," "We Bought a Zoo," and "The Devil Wears Prada," among others. Given Miranda Priestly's chilly demeanor, striking hair, and haute taste, is it any wonder that we're picturing Meryl Streep taking on the role of De Vil? She would look fabulous with that two-toned coif Cruella favors.
Glenn Close first brought Cruella to live-action life in 1996's "101 Dalmatians," and then again in "102 Dalmatians." She is an exec producer on the project. Currently, no director is attached.