Academy Award winner Emma Stone (La La Land) stars in Cruella, an all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinema’s most notorious — and notoriously fashionable — villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. Set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, the film 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.
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In addition to Stone as the titular character and Thompson as Baroness von Hellman, Disney’s Cruella also stars Joel Fry (Plebs) as Jasper Badun, Paul Walter Hauser (Richard Jewell) as Horace Badun, Emily Beecham (Hail, Caesar!) as Anita, Mark Strong (Kingsman: The Secret Service) as Boris, Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Killing Eve) as Tabitha, and Jamie Demetriou (Fleabag, Stath Lets Flats) as Gerald. Behind the scenes, Craig Gillespie (I Tonya) directs Cruella off a screenplay by Dana Fox and Tony McNamara. Andrew Gunn (Freaky Friday), Marc Platt (Mary Poppins Returns) and Kristin Burr (Christopher Robin) are the producers, with Michelle Wright, Jared LeBoff, Glenn Close, and Stone as executive producers.
Cruella is out May 28 in cinemas worldwide. A Disney+ release has been rumoured, but the studio is sticking to a theatrical rollout — for now.