With reboots and prequels being so popular, many characters get origin stories, but one character I never expected one from was Cruella Deville. A film about Cruella’s life before 101 Dalmatians was originally announced in 2013, but it wasn’t until 2016 that it was disclosed that Emma Stone would star as Cruella herself. Now, an official trailer has been released, and fans get a sneak peak into what Stone’s Cruella will be like.
According to Cinema Blend, the film takes place in 1970’s London, and Estella is a young fashion designer who “…becomes obsessed with dogs’ skins, especially Dalmatians, until she eventually becomes a ruthless and terrifying legend known as Cruella.” Most villains in Disney films didn’t start out bad, but according to the trailer, Stone says: “The thing is, I was born brilliant. Born bad — and a little bit mad”. I, Tonya’s Craig Gillespie will direct and Glenn Close, who portrayed Cruella in Disney’s 1996 remake of 101 Dalmatians is the executive producer of the film.
Along with Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Dev Patel, Jamie Demetriou, Mark Strong and Emily Beecham, also star in the movie. Cruella is set to release in theaters and Disney+ on May 28th.