One of the best Disney villains is back with a live action that will tell us more about her story.
“ Cruella de Vil, Cruella de Vil. It is all a horror Cruella de Vil. The spider lady could well be. From a circus or a vaudeville ”, read the song that Roger, the main human of 101 Dalmatians , composed to refer to the evil villain who only days later would end up stealing her 15 cubs as part of a crazy plan to turn them into a coat formed from the fur of 99 Dalmatian dogs.
Cruella De Vill was a bit wacky, she was a fan of fur and had a dark personality, and all of that made her one of the best villains in Disney history. 60 years after the premiere of the animated film (in 1961), Cruella will have her own live-action in which she will be played by the Oscar winner Emma Stone.
The new film is named after Cruella and, according to Disney , portrays the early days of one of cinema’s most notorious villains and fashion icon (though without all the puppy-coat stuffing).
Cruella is directed by Craig Gillespie (I am Tonya) and produced by Andrew Gunn (Crazy Friday), Marc Platt (Mary Poppins Returns) and Kristin Burr (Christopher Robin: An Unforgettable Reunion), with Emma Stone and Michelle Wright (Baby Driver) as executive producer. Additionally, featuring a villain who is also a major figure in fashion, the costumes were created by two-time Oscar-winning costume designer Jenny Beavan , who recently worked on Mad Max: Fury Road.
Disney has already revealed a first poster in which a Cruella is shown with a different look, in the punk style, which we saw in the animated films, but with that same excessive love for fashion that eventually led her to become a kidnapper.
What is Cruella about?
Those who saw the original film surely remember that Cruella was a rich woman who loved fur and was always in search of a new coat, which leads her to steal almost 100 puppies with the help of two criminals who had to kill them in order for her to obtain the material she needed for her new favorite garment.
The new film takes place years before that moment and will show us how Cruella de Vill , set in 1970s London, came to become the villain we all know and love to hate.
Disney’s official synopsis reads as follows: Oscar winner Emma Stone (La La Land) stars in Disney’s CRUELLA, a new live-action feature film that portrays the early rebellious days of one of the most notorious villains in film and fashion. , the legendary Cruella de Vil. Set in the 70s in London and in the middle of the punk rock revolution, CRUELLAfollows a young con artist named Estella, a smart and creative girl determined to make a place for herself in fashion with her clothing designs. When she befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, together they manage to build a life on the streets of London. One day, Estella’s talent catches the attention of Baroness von Hellman, the terrifyingly elegant and sophisticated fashion legend played by two-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson (Howard Mansion, Sense, and Feeling). But their relationship sets off a course of events and revelations that will see Estella embrace her wicked side and become the dissonant, edgy, and revenge-hungry Cruella.
For now, he has not rebelled, but Disney promised that it will premiere on February 17 and will let us see more of what Emma Stone has done with the villain.
Emma Stone plays Cruella, while Emma Thomspson is a fashion designer who pays attention to the promising young woman who crosses her path. The film also features the performances of Mark Strong, Emily Beecham (who will appear in 1899, the new series from the creators of Dark), and Paul Walter Hauser (from Richard Jewell), who will play one of Cruella’s henchmen.