‘Cruella’ is an upcoming American comedy crime film based on the character Cruella de Vil, introduced in Dodie Smith’s 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians and Walt Disney’s 1961 animated film One Hundred and One Dalmatians.
The film is directed by Craig Gillespie, from a screenplay written by Aline Brosh McKenna, Jez Butterworth, Dana Fox, Kelly Marcel, Tony McNamara, and Steve Zissis.
It is produced by Kristin Burr, Andrew Gunn, Marc Platt.
This is not the first time 101 Dalmatians was adapted in live-action. The 1996 film and its sequel were the first two.
The film itself is an origin story for Cruella, hence making it a prequel to the 101 Dalmatians story. However, as the film is live action, it’s not to be considered canon to 101 Dalmatians.
Here’s everything we know about it so far.
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‘Cruella’ Movie Cast
- Emma Stone as Estella “Cruella” de Vil: A woman obsessed with furs, especially dalmatians, who will go on to become a notorious criminal.
- Emma Thompson as the Baroness
- Joel Fry as Jasper Badun
- Paul Walter Hauser as Horace Badun
- Mark Strong as Boris
- Emily Beecham as Anita
- Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Tabitha
- Jamie Demetriou as Gerald
Estella (Cruella De Vil) lives on the streets of 1970’s London with other hoodlums, where we learn the real origins behind Estella’s hatred of Dalmatians.
First Look at Emma Stone in Cruella
After years of speculation, we finally get to see what Emma Stone looks like with Dalmatians and a black-and-white ’do in Disney’s Cruella.
Release date of ‘Cruella’
Cruella was previously scheduled to be released on December 23, 2020. But it was delayed as filming began.
Now it is finally scheduled to be theatrically released on May 28, 2021 in USA.
The trailer and any video clip of this movie is not available yet. Sorry for this. We’ll update this as soon as there’s any official confirmation about the trailer. So, when is it arrived you can watch it here.
Frequently asked questions
1. What does the name Cruella mean?
Cruella’s name is a pun of the words cruel and devil, an allusion which is emphasized by having her country house nicknamed “Hell Hall”. In some translations, for instance in Polish, Cruella De Vil is known as “Cruella De Mon”, a play on “demon”.
2. Why does Cruella De Vil hate dogs?
In the live-action Cruella, it is revealed that the reason Cruella chooses to skin puppies is that when short-haired dogs grow older, their fur becomes very coarse, which does not sell as well in the fur fashion industry as the fine, soft fur of puppies.
On January 1, 2021 Filming completed; editing of shot film; music composition and recordings, as well as sound and visual effects being added.
So, these are the major information about the film. Are you excited to watch it? Which of these films would you like to watch? Let us know in the comments section given at the end of this post.