Disney’s ‘Cruella’ Casts Joel Fry as Bumbling Henchman Jasper

/Film | 8/9/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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Cruella has found one of the two bumbling henchmen employed by Emma Stone‘s Cruella De Vil. Joel Fry, best known for his roles in Yesterday and Game of Thrones, is joining the Cruella cast as Jasper, the lanky and long-legged crook who kidnaps the titular 101 Dalmatians in the 1961 animated classic.

Variety reports that Joel Fry has been cast as Jasper, one of the two “bumbling crooks who along with his cohort Horace, kidnapped the 101 dalmatians for Cruela De Vil.” According to Variety, Paul Walter Hauser, who was previously reported to be up for the role of the Dalmatian-owning musician Roger, will be playing Jasper’s fellow crook, Horace — a piece of casting that makes much more sense considering Hauser’s history of playing hapless villains.

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In the original 1961 animated film, Jasper and Horace were tasked by the fur-loving villainess Cruella De Vil with stealing the titular puppies from Roger and Anita to make her latest fur coat. They make quite a comedic duo in the original film, though Jasper has a hint of malice that Fry, who is best known for his role of the scheming Hizdahr zo Loraq in Game of Thrones,...
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