Disney has released the first trailer for Cruella, the new live-action feature film about the early days of 101 Dalmatians villain, Cruella de Vil.
Taking place in 1970s London, the movie explores Estella De Vil’s slow descent into dog skin obsession. Emma Stone stars as the young Cruella, with Emma Thompson as the head of a fashion house that hired her.
The official Disney synopsis reads –
“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. 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.”
The cast also includes Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, Mark Strong, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and Jamie Demetriou. Craig Gillespie directed the movie.
Cruella is set to release theatrically on May 28th.