Emma Stone is bringing Vivian Westwood, punk-rock energy to her role as Cruella de Vil in Disney’s Cruella. The internet was admittedly perplexed by the first images of the new Cruella, unveiled at Disney’s D23 expo yesterday afternoon.
Here’s your first look at Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil in Disney's Cruella. The film, also starring Emma Thompson, Paul Walter Hauser, and Joel Fry, comes to theaters May 28, 2021. #D23Expo pic.twitter.com/KqxJ0yMYQ3
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Stone plays the dog-napping fashion icon with a Tim Burton-style twist, alongside Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, and Walter Hauser. Vulture reports that although Stone wasn’t there for the reveal she phoned in a video message telling fans “I’m here on our first day of shooting Cruella,” she said. “It’s 1970 and set in London, and it’s punk rock.”
ok well i guess i fancy emma stone as cruella de vil pic.twitter.com/s0jAZxi6E1
— Hannah Jane Parkinson (@ladyhaja) August 24, 2019
Filming has already begun for the live-action remake, which is slated for release May 28, 2021.