Cruella de Vil is stepping into the limelight with the release of Disney’s new Cruella trailer.
This will be the hateful heiress’ second live-action appearance, but the first release to feature the villain in a leading role. Starring Emma Stone, Cruella reveals a rags-to-riches twist to the antagonist’s past. Stone is joined by a star-studded cast comprised of Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, Mark Strong, and others. Fans of the 1996 101 Dalmatians film will be glad to see Glenn Close, the original live-action Cruella de Vil, join the cast as an executive producer.
The official synopsis provided by Disney:
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.”
Could this be the first in a wave of villain-led movies to hit the big screen? Disney already registered box office success with their antagonist-led Maleficent series and seems primed for another with Cruella. Which villain would you like to see take the lead role on screen?
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Cruella comes to theaters on May 28th.