D23: First Look at Emma Stone as Cruella De Vil!
Straight from Hall D23 at D23 Expo 2019, Walt Disney Pictures has released the first look photo of Cruella star Emma Stone as Cruella De Vil! Check out the full photo in the gallery below!
Production is underway on the film with the upcoming prequel set in the 1970s, with Stone calling her take on the character “punk rock.”
Joining Stone in the film are actresses Emma Thompson (Howards End), British actor Joel Fry (Game of Thrones, Yesterday) as Jasper and Paul Walter Hauser as Horace (the bumbling henchment from the original 101 Dalmatians). The long-in-development film will be directed by I, Tonya filmmaker Craig Gillespie (The Finest Hours, Million Dollar Arm)
The Cruella De Vil movie will explore the villainess who originated in Dodie Smith’s 1956 book, “The Hundred and One Dalmatians.” The role was voiced by Betty Lou Gerson in Disney’s 1961 animated adaptation and played by Glenn Close in the 1996 live-action take (as well as in that film’s 2000 sequel, 102 Dalmatians).
Disney’s Cruella will arrive in theaters on May 28, 2021, moving back from its original release date of December 23, 2020.