This morning, Disney released the official trailer for Cruella, a live-action take on the iconic 101 Dalmatians villain, starring Emma Stone.
Set in 1970s London, Cruella acts as an origin story to the infamous fur obsessive Dalmatian thief. Estella (Emma Stone) is an aspiring punk designer and grifter trying to get society’s wealthiest people to take notice of her clothes and designs. Amidst her strive for attention, Estella becomes acquainted with a pair of young thieves who together begin to build a mischievous life on the streets. Soon enough her fashion designs catch the attention of a chic baroness (Emma Thompson) which propels Estella to acknowledge her taste for wickedness eventually leading to the frightening yet fashionable persona of Cruella de Vil.
Directed by Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya), the film includes a screenplay written by Aline Brosh McKenna (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Jez Butterworth (Ford v Ferrari), Kelly Marcel (Venom), and Tony McNamara (The Favourite), as well as Dana Fox and Steve Zissis. Academy Award-winning actress, Emma Stone (La La Land) leads the Cruella cast which includes Emma Thompson as the Baroness, Paul Walter Hauser as Horace, Joel Fry as Jasper, Emily Beecham as Anita, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Tabitha, and Jamie Demetriou as Gerald.
Although Cruella is expected to be in theaters on May 28th, Disney CEO Bob Chapek said that the film could end up streaming on Disney+ in place of or alongside its theatrical release.