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Cruella Trailer Shows the Beginning of the Iconic Disney Villain

February 17, 2021 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

The Walt Disney Company dropped the trailer and two new posters for the upcoming live-action feature, Cruella. You can check out the posters and the new trailer below.

The upcoming film will explore the backstory of Cruella de Vil, the villain of the 1961 animated classic, 101 Dalmations, who wanted to kill Dalmatian puppies in order to turn them into fur coats. Here, she is portrayed by Emma Stone as Estella, a young grifter who is determined to make an impact on the fashion world.

The film also stars Emma Thompson and was directed by Craig Gillespie (I, Tanya). It’s currently slated to arrive in theaters on May 28. However, due to the nature of the ongoing pandemic, that might eventually change. Here’s the synopsis:

Academy Award winner Emma Stone (La La Land) stars in Disney’s Cruella, an all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. 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 Howards End, Sense & Sensibility). 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.

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