Emma Stone has signed a deal to reprise her role in ‘Cruella 2’.
The deal is confirmed after prompting her agent to address dealmaking in the streaming age.
The disclosure of the agreement does not clear whether the sequel will be made exclusively for theaters or Disney+.
Or whether it will enjoy the same day-and-date release as the first film.
Stone’s longstanding WME agent, Patrick Whitesell, speaks to Deadline makes an interesting statement regarding dealmaking in the streaming age.
“While the media landscape has been disrupted in a meaningful way for all distributors their creative partners cannot be left on the sidelines to carry a disproportionate amount of the downside without the potential for upside.Patrick Whitesell.
This agreement demonstrates that there can be an equitable path forward that protects artists and aligns studios’ interests with talent.
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.”
About the Cruella 2 Deal
After the Widow star Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit, have a lot of speculations about other stars would also pursue legal action.
Another big movie star, Jungle Cruise‘s Dwayne Johnson, is not content with Disney in its pandemic dynamic window model.
Several Disney stars surely explored their legal options, none have sued the studio to date.
Cruella was released in theaters and on Disney+ on May 26, due to the pandemic.
The movie makes more than $222 million in worldwide ticket sales.
Emma Stone’s deal for Cruella 2, reportedly, mutually benefits both sides.
Whitesell said: “Emma Stone didn’t want that fight, nor did she need that fight. If there’s any money she feels she missed out on the first time around; I’m sure her reps ensured that Disney made her whole again with this lucrative sequel deal.”
Stone could play Cruella for years, quite frankly, as there are still plenty of needle drops left on the Disney-approved jukebox.
In addition to Emma Stone, was confirmed original director Craig Gillespie and writerTony McNamara are returning. Probably Walter Hauser and Joel Fry back to sequel too.
Costume designer Jenny Beavan will be also brought back if Disney is smart.