One of the most iconic Disney villains of all time, the camp glamour queen has been reborn in a new origin story starring Emma Stone as Cruella.
It's not the first time that Cruella has appeared in a live action film. Glenn Close took on the role in the '101 Dalmatians' and its sequel back in 1996 and 2000, respectively. But this new film brings the character to the wild and rambunctious 1970s, at the dawn of the punk scene. From the press release:
"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."
Emma Stone stars in Cruella alongside Emma Thompson, Mark Strong, Paul Walter Hauser, Joel Fry, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and Emily Beecham. The film is directed by I, Tonya's Craig Gillespie, with a screenplay from Dana Fox and Tony McNamara. The original One Hundred and One Dalmatians novel was written by Dodie Smith.
Cruella will hit theaters on May 28th. Watch the trailer below: