Will the new ‘Cruella' — Emma Stone — smoke in Disney’s Dalmatians reboot?
Disney has announced that Emma Stone will star as a young Cruella de Vil, confirming leaks first reported by The Hollywood Reporter in January.
In 'Cruella', Stone will recap the early years of the puppy-napping fashionista with two-tone hair, a sleek Bugatti and the longest cigarette holder in Mayfair.
The character debuted in the animated '101 Dalmatians' (1961) and was revived in live-action by Glenn Close in 1996.
Cruella de Vil has been cited by a handful of pro-tobacco bloggers in the UK who claim that adult-rating tobacco imagery would deprive future generations of children of the chance to see, well, '101 Dalmatians'. (And because it is a new production, it would get an R rating.)
As of January 1, 2016, The Disney Company promised to keep all future films released under its Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm labels smokefree.
The new '101 Dalmations' movie will be a test of how serious Disney is about the new policy.