Disney’s live-action “Cruella” starring Emma Stone hits theaters on May 28, 2021. Story details for the film have been tightly under wraps, but recently a new description has emerged giving us some new details on the “101 Dalmatian” spinoff. You can read the plot summary below:
Before she becomes Cruella de Vil?
Teenaged Estella has a dream. She wishes to become a fashion designer, having been gifted with talent, innovation, and ambition all in equal measures. But life seems intent on making sure her dreams never come true. Having wound up penniless and orphaned in London at twelve, four years later Estella runs wild through the city streets with her best friends and partners-in-(petty)-crime, Horace and Jasper, two amateur thieves. When a chance encounter vaults Estella into the world of the young rich and famous, however, she begins to question the existence she’s built for herself in London and wonders whether she might, indeed, be destined for more after all. When an up-and-coming rockstar commissions Estella to design him a signature piece, she begins to feel as though she has truly arrived. But what is the cost of keeping up with the fast crowd– and is it a price Estella is willing to pay?
“Cruella” is set in 1970s London, although the book “The Hundred and One Dalmatians” was first released in 1956 and Disney’s animated film version was released in 1961.
In “Cruella”, Emma Stone (La La Land) plays the titular character, Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) as the Baroness, Paul Walter Hauser, and Joel Fry as Cruella’s classic henchmen Jasper and Horace, Emily Beecham (Into The Badlands) likely playing Anita, Mark Strong (Shazam!) as the Baron, and Killing Eve star Kirby Howell-Baptiste in a currently unknown role.
The film is directed by Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya). Glenn Close is producing the project.