The director of I, Tonya is in talks with Disney to take on the live-action movie.
Emma Stone is reportedly tipped to play Cruella De Vil in a new film about the 101 Dalmatians villainess.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film, which will be called Cruella, is being billed as an origin story set in the early 1980s.
Craig Gillespie, who last directed I, Tonya, is in talks with Disney to helm Cruella.
The dog-hating fashionista first hit screens in 1961 in the Disney animated movie, 101 Dalmatians.
It was remade in 1996, with Glenn Close playing De Vil in the live-action film.