I, Tonya and BlacKkKlansman star Paul Walter Hauser is in negotiations to join Disney’s live-action 101 Dalmatians prequel Cruella, with The Wrap reportedly that he is being eyed for the role of Roger Dearly.
Emma Stone (La La Land) is attached to portray the young, pre-villain Cruella de Vil, while Emma Thompson (Howards End) has been linked to the role of the film’s antagonist, The Baroness.
This would mark another high profile casting for Hauser, who is set to star in the title role in Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewell alongside Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Kathy Bates (Misery).
Cruella is being directed by Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya) from a script by Tony McNamara (The Favourite), and is expected to start shooting this September ahead of a December 23rd 2020 release.
via Flickering Myth