Thursday, April 18, 2024

Does Glenn Close, the OG Cruella DeVil, Figure in the “Cruella” Future? She’s Surprise Executive Producer on New Hit Film


“Cruella” premiered last night in Hollywood starring Emma Stone as a hip, modern day Cruella deVil. On social media the movie got raves, at the premiere every one loved it. No one would have predicted Craig Gillespie, whose “Lars and the Real Girl” was such a nice film, would emerge as a new Tim Burton!

No one should be happier about “Cruella”‘s reception than one Glenn Close. She’s a surprise Executive Producer on the film. Glenn was not an EP on either of her “101 Dalmatian” movies in which she created the original live action version of the famed animated character.

But one thing no one can deny: this movie is the origin story chapter of what Glenn invented back in 1996. The look, the attitude, all of it reaches back to her original creation.

Is that how she got an EP credit? Executive producer credits are given to people who either kick in money as investors or have a financial interest in a film. Glenn could have one or both. Or is she planning to appear in one of the obvious sequels? That would make sense. And she did say recently to Variety that she has an idea for a new installment of the saga.

An Emma Stone-Glenn Close “Cruella” feature? Dalmatians will barking up a storm!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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