The star of the films “Birdman”, “The Servants” and “La La Land” can now be seen in the spectacular comedy “Cruella” inspired by the cult character Cruella de Mon. According to the latest reports, Stone has just signed a lucrative contract with Disney to continue production. According to unofficial information, the Oscar winner can earn up to $ 50 million, making her the highest-paid actress in Hollywood.
Emma Stone’s streak continues. The American actress, whom viewers know from such cinema hits as “Birdman”, “The Servants”, “The Favorite” or the musical “La La Land”, for the role in which she received an Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA award, recently played the main role in the spectacular the comedy “Cruella”. In the production about the rebellious beginnings of Cruella de Mon known from the novel “101 Dalmatians” and its cult film adaptation, Stone portrayed Estella, a bright and creative girl who dreams of a career as a designer. The film shows the transformation of the heroine, who, thanks to her relationship with the legend of the fashion world, Baroness von Hellman, turns to the wicked side and becomes Cruella, hungry for revenge. The production, enthusiastically received by viewers, turned out to be a box office success, grossing over $ 220 million worldwide. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that Disney decided to shoot the second part of the film.
As “Deadline” has just revealed, Stone signed a contract with the label for the sequel to “Cruella”. Craig Gillespie will be behind the camera again, and the script will be written by Tony McNamara, who has such titles as “The Favorite” and “The Great”. According to unofficial information, Stone can earn up to $ 50 million on the second installment of “Cruella”, making her the highest-paid actress in Hollywood. Celebrity agent Patrick Whitesell says the contract sets new standards in the movie industry, protecting performers from possible fraud. “While the media landscape has been significantly disrupted by the pandemic, generating serious problems for all distributors, their creative partners must not remain aloof. This deal shows that it is possible to protect artists and combine the interests of actors and labels, “he commented in a statement.
Reports of the Stone contract surfaced shortly after the world heard about a lawsuit Scarlett Johansson filed against Disney. The star of the “Black Widow” accused the company responsible for the distribution of the film of failing to comply with the terms of the contract. The reason for the conflict is the studio’s decision to simultaneously make the production available in cinemas and on the Disney + streaming platform. The actress claims that she was cheated, because the contract guaranteed only a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of tickets, and the studio reportedly assured her that “Black Widow” will premiere only in cinemas. Placing the title in the VOD catalog ultimately reduced the film’s earnings in the box office, and thus inevitably lowered Johansson’s salary.
Prior to the outbreak of the pandemic, the star of Black Widow and Lost in Translation topped the list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses. As Forbes recently reported, she was dethroned this year by Sofia Vergara, with earnings of $ 43 million. Meanwhile, the lucrative contract between Emma Stone and Disney may lead to further reshuffles. “Actors are complaining that they are losing millions as people increasingly give up going to the movies to watch movies at home. The pandemic has radically changed our habits in this matter. This is definitely a landmark deal for Emma. If the sequel to Cruella is a hit, it could easily earn up to $ 50 million, according to a Disney employee who wished to remain anonymous, quoted by the Daily Mail. The plot of the planned continuation of the film is so far shrouded in mystery. It is speculated that the action will be set just after the events of the first part, but before those of the “101 Dalmatians”. The release date has not yet been disclosed. (PAP Life)
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