According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney is eyeing Emma Stone to play Cruella de Vil for their re-imagining of 101 Dalmatians.
The film is apparently going to be an origin story focusing on the famous Disney villain. This film will show why the character turned cruel and evil, the same way Maleficent did. Disney wants to start filming towards the end of this year so they can release it in 2017. Kelly Marcel is currently writing the project and Aline Brosh McKenna previously was writing it. The last person to portray the character in live action was in the Glenn Close in 1996.
This film will be continuing Disney fascination with villain origin stories like Maleficent and Oz the Great and Powerful. Emma Stone last appeared in the critically bombed, Aloha. She will next be showing up in La La Land.