With her single minded wickedness, crazy hair, and unique sense of fashion, Cruella de Vil is a fan favorite villain for a reason. A new live-action movie that tells the story of Cruella’s early, rebellious life, will be released on May 28, 2021.
Disney has tapped Academy Award Emma Stone (“La La Land”) to play the title role and Academy Award winner Emma Thompson (“Howards End”) to pay the fashion icon who takes Cruella under her wing.
The first trailer for the feature film just dropped and already the punk rock sensibilities of Cruella are clear. The story is set in 1970s London, which, is an update from Disney’s original 1960s era film. There’s definitely going to be some campy Disney violence involved too.
As the tagline says: Brilliant. Bad. A little bit mad.
Watch the trailer here:
The movie continues Disney’s trend of updating its classic animated films, but with a twist. Judging by the trailer, “Cruella” won’t be a disappointment for fans.
About Disney’s Cruella
Academy Award winner Emma Stone stars in Disney’s “Cruella,” an all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. “Cruella,” which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute, played by two-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson. But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.
Disney’s “Cruella” is directed by Craig Gillespie (“I Tonya”) from a screenplay by Dana Fox and Tony McNamara, story by Aline Brosh McKenna and Kelly Marcel & Steve Zissis. It was produced by Andrew Gunn (“Freaky Friday”), Marc Platt (“Mary Poppins Returns”) and Kristin Burr (“Christopher Robin”), with Emma Stone, Michelle Wright, Jared LeBoff and Glenn Close serving as executive producers. Two-time Oscar- winning costume designer Jenny Beavan (“Mad Max: Fury Road,” “A Room with a View”) creates the dazzling and imaginative costumes, which take on a life of their own.