Following its debut in tonight’s 2021 GRAMMY show, The Walt Disney Studios has released a new Cruella sneak peek and three more photos, which you can all view below. The film will be released on Friday, May 28.
Academy Award winner Emma Stone (La La Land) stars in Disney’s Cruella, 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 (Howards End, Sense & Sensibility). 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.
Cruella also stars Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Joel Fry and Paul Walter Hauser. Fry and Hauser will play Cruella’s henchmen Jasper and Horace, respectively.
Cruella De Vil was the villain of the 1961 animated classic and was played by Glenn Close in the 1996 live-action film 101 Dalmations and its sequel, 102 Dalmations, which was released in 2000.
The character originated in Dodie Smith’s 1956 book, The Hundred and One Dalmatians. The book is officially described as follows:
“Dodie Smith’s classic tale about 101 Dalmations and their fight for survival against the evil Cruella De Vil. When Missis and Pongo’s puppies go missing, the two Dalmatian parents know the scary Cruella De Vil has had something to do with it. After all, she adores furs, and the Dalmatians have such beautiful coats . . . The dogs’ pets, Mr and Mrs Dearly, don’t understand them, so it is up to Pongo and Missis to rescue their pups – with the help of all the dogs in England.”
You can watch the Cruella sneak peek below and you’ll find the previously-released trailer here. Let us know what you think in the comments!