Brilliant, bad and a little bit mad is the catchy description for the legendary character in Disney’s Cruella.
Emma Stone is set to take on the role in the live-action backstory for the Disney villainess first introduced in 1961s animated classic 101 Dalmations, in which the villain grew obsessed with capturing the dog breed for their fur so she could make a Dalmatian coat.
Glenn Close played the role in the live-action remake in 1996, and reprised the role for the 2000 sequel, 102 Dalmatians.
Disney’s Cruella, will take place in 1970s London, amidst the punk rock revolution and follow the life of a young girl named Estella. She’s clever and creative, determined to make a name for herself in the fashion industry as a designer. Estella, befriends a pair of thieves and together they build a life for themselves on the streets of London.
One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye for the Baroness von Hellman (Emma Thompson) a fashion legend. Their relationship evolves and causes Estella to embrace her wicked side, creating the Cruella we all know too well.
The Walt Disney Company releases Cruella on May 28, 2021.