Cruella Movie Cast, Release Date, Trailer, Disney Plus & Everything We Know
We’re getting a Cruella movie because it’s time to develop the lyrics for the iconic song “If she doesn’t scare you, then no harm will.” Yes, Cruella de Vil, one of Disney’s most stylish and iconic villains, spends her time in the spotlight.
In recent years, Disney has shown a tendency to remake some of its all-time classics, including The Lion King, Aladdin, and Mulan, to name a few. This time around, we learn the origin story of the fur-obsessed villain of 101 Dalmatians.
Disney initially announced a live-action Cruella De Vil movie in 2013. Three years later, Disney announced that Emma Stone had been chosen to play the title character. And now with the release of the official trailer, we can say that Cruella will present the classic Disney villain in a more evil way.
If you’re curious to learn more about Cruella, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the upcoming film, including the release date, cast, trailer review, and more. And now that we have an official preview that Disney shared during the Grammys, we couldn’t be more excited to see ‘Queen of Villains’.
Release date of movie Cruella
Almost eight years after Disney’s initial announcement, we finally have a release date. As confirmed in a recent trailer, Cruella will be released in US and UK theaters on May 28, 2021.
The film was originally slated for release in December 2020, but that has been postponed due to the pandemic.
Cruella movie on Disney Plus
And just like Black Widow, Cruella will go straight to Disney Plus Premier Access, as well as theaters.
That means we’ll likely pay $ 30 on top of Disney Plus’s regular monthly $ 7 price tag, as that’s the price tag for Raya The Last Dragon and the live-action Mulan remake.
Casting of the movie Cruella
In 2016, it was announced that none other than La La Land star Emma Stone herself would play Cruella de Vil, one of the most iconic villains in the Disney universe.
Disney later announced that the Oscar winner would also be joined by fellow Oscar winner Emma Thompson, who plays another starring role as Baroness.
According to IMDB, the remaining distribution is listed as follows:
- Mark Strong as Boris
- Paul Walter Hauser as Horace
- Emily Beecham as Anita
- Joel Fry as Jasper
- Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Tabitha
- Jamie Demetriou as Gerald
- Tony McCarthy as Buddus gang inmate
- John McCrea as Artie
Cruella movie trailer
The official trailer for Cruella was released on February 17, 2021. Since then, it has racked up nearly 10 million views on YouTube.
Initially, the trailer shows a young, red-haired Cruella de Vil walking into a clothing store in 1970s central London, where she presumably meets the Baroness. However, as the video progresses, we see Cruella slowly descending into insanity, appearing more eccentric and cradling her iconic black-and-white look at what appears to be a high society event.
Things also don’t seem to be going so well for Cruella, given that the trailer includes several shots of her hot-wiring a car and engaging in a high-speed car chase. Not to mention the shots of her scurrying off on a scooter and crying.
Another preview (AKA a second trailer) was played during the Grammys, showing young Cruella in a new Vivienne Westwood way. In a one-minute video, Disney managed to give us more of a fashion and punk vibe than we could ever imagine. We saw the main character at her lowest point, working as a maid with people literally stepping on her as she worked. We saw Cruella’s motivation and passion to work on her personal designs to break into the cruel (pun intended) world of fashion. The preview definitely echoes The Devil Wears Prada, which doesn’t surprise us knowing that Aline Brosh McKenna wrote an early version of the film, but we’ll get to that in a minute.
The plot of the film Cruella
According to Disney’s announcement, the movie Cruella is set in 1970s London “in the midst of the punk rock revolution”, where a con artist, Estella (played by Emma Stone), is “determined to make a name for herself with her creations “.
The young girl befriends a couple of thieves, who share her “appetite for evil”. This charming group will then live their adventurous life in London.
“One day, Estella’s flair for fashion caught the attention of Baroness von Hellman, a terribly chic and terribly high fashion legend. But their relationship sets in motion a series of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable, revenge-hungry Cruella, “the synopsis read.
And while it’s already been confirmed that the new Cruella movie will be a 101 Dalmatians prequel as opposed to a reboot, Disney has yet to clarify the timeline. Judging by the significantly older version of Cruella we see in 101 Dalmatians, the new Cruella could be at least 20 years distant from the original Disney animated film.
If so, it is highly unlikely that we will see appearances of our beloved characters like Roger, Pongo, Perdita and their adorable 15 puppies. What’s curious is that the cast list includes Emily Beecham as Anita (one of the main characters in 101 Dalmatians), so we’re not entirely sure if Disney is actually going to tie the plots together. new movie.
Cruella film crew
Seeing how the role of Cruella just screams in fashion, we weren’t surprised to learn that Devil Wears Prada screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna wrote a first draft of the screenplay before passing it on to Kelly. Marcel (Fifty Shades of Gray).
Script writing then went to Jez Butterworth (Ford vs. Ferrari), Dana Fox (How to be Single), Steve Zissis (Together) and Tony McNamara (The Favorite).
According to a December 2018 announcement, the movie Cruella is being directed by Craig Gillespie, director of Me, Tonya. The film has also been confirmed to be produced by Kristin Burr (Christopher Robin, 2018), starring Marc Platt (La La Land, 2016) and Andrew Gunn.
memes from the movie Cruella
What’s even better is the reception he received on Twitter, with many users pointing out Cruella’s similarity to Harley Quinn and even the Joker of 2019:
Joker (2019) dir. Todd Phillips || Cruella (2021) dir. Craig Gillespie pic.twitter.com/Bfe4ipZmemFebruary 20, 2021
Some viewers had issues with the trailer, particularly how it appeared to be trying to humanize a villain who in other adaptations literally wanted to kill puppies:
DISNEY EXEC # 1: Our live-action remakes have worked well and Maleficent has proven that there is an audience to rehabilitate a villain! DISNEY EXEC # 2: Great, so what villain are we going to do next? DISNEY EXEC # 1: The murderous dog.February 17, 2021
While most things remain unclear, we know one thing for a fact – the character of Emma Stone will steal the show with Cruella’s eccentric fashion taste and an obvious love for glamor.