Disney releases the first trailer for the long-awaited Cruella, a live-action reimagining of the 101 Dalmatians villain's origins. With this movie, the Mouse House is continuing forward with its trend of revisiting their beloved past films and revising them with a more modern spin. Cruella has been in the works for many years now, with Emma Stone boarding the project as Ms. de Vil in 2016. The film was once scheduled for release in 2020, but it was later bumped to May 2021. As a result, it has been about a year and a half since audiences got their first look at Stone as Cruella.
Directed by Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya), Cruella takes place in 1970s London and follows its titular character when she is simply an aspiring fashion designer named Estella. Much like 2014's Maleficent, this film aims to show the origins of one of Disney's most well-known villains. Stone is joined by the likes of Emma Thompson, Mark Strong, Joel Fry, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Emily Beecham, and Paul Walter Hauser. Yesterday, the first poster for Cruella was unveiled and teased the arrival of the first trailer.
Now, audience's first proper look at Cruella has arrived. Disney released the trailer today, showcasing Stone's emerging villainess. Additionally, the clip reaffirms it is sticking to its May 28 release date for now. Check it out below.
With Stone in the leading role, as well as Thompson playing the Baroness, there's enough star power here to warrant a lot of interest among movie-goers. That's on top of the brand association: For those who love Cruella de Vil, this is a must-watch!