Disney is shaking up its release calendar, delaying its live action “Cruella” until Memorial Day 2021 and pushing Fox 2000 drama “The Woman in the Window” to 2020.
“Cruella,” starring Emma Stone, is based on the classic “101 Dalmatians” villain Cruella de Vil. The revisit to Disney’s animated classic was originally set to hit theaters Dec. 23, 2020, but will now debut on May 28, 2021. “I, Tonya” director Craig Gillespie directed the movie, which also features Emma Stone in the title role and Joel Fry.
Amy Adams’ “The Woman in the Window,” which was originally scheduled for Oct. 4 of this year, has been moved to May 15, 2020. Disney acquired the movie as part of buying the 20th Century Fox film studio. Joe Wright directed from a screenplay adapted by Tracy Letts. “Woman in the Window,” based on the A.J. Finn novel, follows a psychologist witnessing a crime while spying on her new neighbors.
Disney also removed an untitled live-action film, once dated for May 28, 2021, from its schedule. Two Fox titles, “Empty Man” and “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” were dated for Aug. 7, 2020 and Oct. 23, 2020, respectively.
“Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,” adapted from the British stage musical, will star Richard E. Grant as a former drag queen and mentor to a teenage boy. “Empty Man” is a psychological horror movie based on the popular graphic novel.