Cruella readies UK shoot

Emma StoneCruella, Disney’s latest live-action film inspired by one of their cartoon characters, is readying for production in the UK

Emma Stone stars as the eponymous super-villain Cruella de Vil in the feature that is directed by Craig Gillespie from a screenplay by Kelly Marcel and Steve Zissis. Jez Butterworth, Aline Brosh McKenna and Dana Fox were also involved in the writing process. 

Disney’s production footprint in the UK has been growing over the years as the company expands its canon of live-action remakes, mainly using Pinewood Studios as its base.

Artemis Fowl, Maleficent 2 and Aladdin are among the most recent feature films to have shot in the UK for the US studio giant. 

Cruella is one of several major inward investment projects currently based in the UK; others include Jingle Jangle, The Great, Eurovision and Fast & Furious 9. 

Photo: Getty Images/WireImage/Theo Wargo.


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