Emma Stone as Cruella in Disney’s live-action CRUELLA. Photo by Laurie Sparham. © 2021 Disney Enterprises Inc. All Rights Reserve
“Brilliant. Bad. A Little Bit Mad.”
Yesterday Disney had teased us with a poster about their upcoming trailer for Cruella. This morning they released the trailer and in my opinion, have so far convinced me that Emma Stone is going to be a fantastic young Cruella de Vil. you can check out the trailer down below!
The trailer is showcased to the fabulous sounds of Connie Francis’ Who’s Sorry Now? Emma Stone’s Cruella seems to be ready to shake up the status quo by possibly burning it all down. We see the beginnings of her iconic hair, the car, and the two thieves that we later know as her henchmen. Not to mention also a couple of dalmatians that are not very fond of her. Along with that, we meet a legend in the fashion industry played by Emma Thompson named Baroness von Hellman. Her relationship with the then-named, Estella, will probably end up being the catalyst that turns her into that insane villain that we all know and love!
Here is the official synopsis for Disney’s Cruella:
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.
Cruella is being directed by Craig Gillespie. Based on a screenplay by Dana Fox and Tony McNamara. The story is by Aline Brosh McKenna and Kelly Marcel & Steve Zissis. Its produced by Andrew Gunn, Marc Platt, and Kristin Burr. Emma Stone, Michelle Wright, Jared LeBoff, and Glenn Close are serving as executive producers. Two-time Oscar-winning costume designer Jenny Beavan created amazing and dazzling costumes that take on a life of their own.
I am excited for this Disney origin film as it not only has a strong cast but also a creative team behind it. One that includes a fantastic actress who already did a great job as Cruella in Glenn Close. By the looks of this trailer, this has the potential to be the best of the recent live-action adaptations that we have seen so far.
What do you think of the trailer for Cruella? Let us know in the comment section below!
Disney’s Cruella is scheduled to be released on May 28th, 2021