Magazine article Screen International

Disney Expands Live-Action Slate

Magazine article Screen International

Disney Expands Live-Action Slate

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The roster includes the return of Jon Favreau and writer Justin Marks for The Jungle Book 2, a Tinker Bell project with Reese Witherspoon, Maleficent 2 led once again by Angelina Jolie, and Cruella with Emma Stone attached and Kelly Marcel of Saving Mr Banks and Fifty Shades Of Grey fame on board to write.

The slate features theme park adaptation Jungle Cruise pairing Dwayne Johnson with Bad Santa writers John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, Tim Burton's Dumbo project, and adventure A Wrinkle In Time, the Madeleine L'Engle sci-fibook adaptation that last emerged from the Disney vaults as a TV movie in 2003 and sees Ava DuVerney attached to direct from a screenplay by Jennifer Lee.

The slate of reimagined classics includes The Nutcracker And The Four Realms, which teams director Lasse Hallstrom with writer Ashleigh Powell. …

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