Joel Fry (“Yesterday,” “Paddington 2,” “Game of Thrones”) is set to play Jasper in “Cruella,” the live-action origin story about “101 Dalmatians” villain Cruella de Vil.
In the original cartoon, Jasper and his cohort Horace were crooks-for-hire who kidnapped the 101 dalmatians so Cruella could make them into a coat. Paul Walter Hauser will play Horace in the new film while Emma Stone leads the cast as the young Cruella.
Emma Thompson also stars in the film which is directed by Craig Gillespie (“I, Tonya”) and penned by Tony McNamara. Marc Platt, Kristin Burr and Andrew Gunn are producing and the film opens December 23rd 2020.