Starring Academy Award winners Emma Stone and Emma Thompson, Walt Disney released a new trailer and poster for his all-new live-action feature film Cruella on Wednesday. Walt Disney took to Twitter and released an intriguing trailer for the highly anticipated film. It sees the ‘La La Land’ star in the film about the rebellious early days of one of cinema’s most infamous – and notoriously fashionable – villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil.
Along with the trailer, they wrote: “May the devil owes her. See #Cruella in theaters and on #DisneyPlus with Premier Access May 28. Additional fee required.”
Set in 1970s London in the midst of the punk rock revolution, the two-minute, three-second trailer follows a young con artist named Estella, a smart and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a bunch of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the streets of London.
One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and hauntingly haute, played by two-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson (“Howards End,” “Sense & Sensibility). But their relationship sets in motion a series of events and revelations that would cause Estella to embrace her evil side and become the raucous, fashionable and vengeful Cruella.
A poster featuring Stone in a lopsided avatar, with an all-black ensemble, was also dropped at the same time as the trailer’s release. The actor is seen sporting the iconic black and white hair with red lip shadow and ghostly white makeup.
Alongside the poster, the creators wrote: “Trouble is coming. See #Cruella in theaters and on #DisneyPlus with Premier Access May 28. Additional fee required.” Disney’s “Cruella” is directed by Craig Gillespie (“I Tonya”) from a screenplay by Dana Fox and Tony McNamara, and the story is written by Aline Brosh McKenna and Kelly Marcel and Steve Zissis.
Produced by Andrew Gunn (“Freaky Friday”), Marc Platt (“Mary Poppins Returns”) and Kristin Burr (“Christopher Robin”), with Emma Stone, Michelle Wright, Jared LeBoff and Glenn Close as executive producers.
Two-time Oscar-winning costume designer Jenny Beavan (“Mad Max: Fury Road, A Room with a View) creates dazzling and imaginative costumes that take on a life of their own.