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Emma Stone Signs 'Cruella' Sequel Deal Despite Ongoing Disney+ Disputes

Aug. 14 2021, Published 4:11 p.m. ET

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Emma Stone has officially signed on to star in the upcoming Cruella sequel.

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A prequel to the puppy-themed Disney classic 101 Dalmatians — which was based off of a 1956 Dodie Smith novel this creative family flick took a deeper look into the origin story of the movie's fashion-forward villain, Cruella deVil.

Despite ongoing disputes surrounding certain films being released to Disney+ Premiere Access, it seems that the La La Land actress will helm the memorable role yet again after coming to a mutually beneficial deal.

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According to Endeavor executive chairman Patrick Whitesell, the agreement is meant to protect the interests of both Stone and the studios, amid the continuing pandemic, and the potential that Premiere Video On Demand releases will continue.

"While the media landscape has been disrupted in a meaningful way for all distributors," the executive said, "their creative partners cannot be left on the sidelines to carry a disproportionate amount of the downside without the potential for upside."

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The statement went on, "We are proud to work alongside Emma and Disney, and appreciate the studio’s willingness to recognize her contributions as a creative partner. We are hopeful that this will open the door for more members of the creative community to participate in the success of new platforms."

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As OK! previously reported, this isn't the first time that Disney has found themselves in hot water because of on demand streaming releases.

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Scarlett Johansson was reportedly furious with Disney and sued them for breach of contract following the long awaited Black Widow release, which premiered in limited theaters as well as on the streaming service Disney+.

The court documents allegedly claimed that her contract for the anticipated Marvel movie promised that it would be a theatrical release, rather than video on demand.

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It isn't all contract negotiations and drama for Stone. She is also a new mom!

The 32-year-old actress gave birth to her daughter Louise Jean McCary — whom she shares with husband Dave McCary — on March 13 and is currently taking time off from bigger movie roles to focus on family time with her new bundle of joy.

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