Disney released a new sneak peak and three additional stills for the upcoming feature film Cruella, starring the Academy-Award winning duo of Emmas – Emma Stone and Emma Thompson. First released at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, the new spot provides a glimpse of Cruella’s origin story, and pits her against Emma Thompson’s character.
The music, tone and aesthetics that we’ve seen thus far for Cruella are completely unique and unexpected for a story inspired by the 101 Dalmatians. It’s still not clear to me if Cruella the character is going to be made into an antihero, but Stone looks like she has a lot of interesting material to work with.
Cruella premieres May 28th!
NEW SNEAK PEEK AND THREE ADDITIONAL STILL IMAGES FROM DISNEY’S ALL-NEW LIVE-ACTION FEATURE FILM “CRUELLA,”
STARRING ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNERS EMMA STONE AND EMMA THOMPSON, AVAILABLE NOW
FILM, DIRECTED BY CRAIG GILLESPIE, WILL BE RELEASED ON MAY 28. 2021
BURBANK, Calif. (March 14 , 2021) – Following its debut in tonight’s 2021 GRAMMY Show, The Walt Disney Company has released the sneak peek plus three additional still images from its all-new live-action feature film “Cruella,” starring Academy Award®-winners Emma Stone and Emma Thompson, directed by Craig Gillespie. The film will be released on Friday, May 28.
Academy Award® winner Emma Stone (“La La Land”) 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 (“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”) and produced by Andrew Gunn (“Freaky Friday”), Marc Platt (“Mary Poppins Returns”) and Kristin Burr (“Christopher Robin”), with Emma Stone and Michelle Wright (“Baby Driver”) 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.
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