First Cruella poster arrives ahead of trailer debut tomorrow!
Ahead of the film’s trailer release tomorrow, Walt Disney Studios has finally released the first official Cruella poster for their upcoming and newest live-action film, centering around the origins of the iconic 101 Dalmatians villain. Featuring Emma Stone as the young villain, you can check out the full poster in the gallery below!
Cruella 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).
The film will be starring Academy Award-winning actresses Emma Thompson (Howards End), and Emma Stone (La La Land), who is set to portray the titular fur-obsessed antagonist. The upcoming prequel is expected to be set in the 1970s, with Stone calling her take on the character “punk rock.”
Joining Stone and Thompson are British actor Joel Fry (Game of Thrones, Yesterday) as Jasper and Paul Walter Hauser (I, Tonya) as Horace (the bumbling henchmen from the original 101 Dalmatians) along with Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Killing Eve) and Emily Beecham (Into the Badlands). The long-in-development film will be directed by I, Tonya filmmaker Craig Gillespie (The Finest Hours, Million Dollar Arm).
Disney’s Cruella is still currently set for a May 28, 2021 theatrical release.