At the recent D23 Expo, Disney revealed the first look of Cruella, their upcoming live-action spinoff of 101 Dalmations. Oscar-winning actress, Emma Stone is portraying the villain in the film directed by Craig Gillespie.
Admittedly, Stone is channeling the lead villain impeccably in the first production photo of the film. It looks like Disney was spot on for this particular casting call for the film.
Cruella will also star Paul Walter Hauser and Joel Fry as henchmen, Horace and Jasper. Emma Thompson is also part of the cast of this new live-action take. However unlike other live-action takes of classic Disney animated tales, this one may not be a carbon copy of 101 Dalmations.
This new version of the film is said to be a prequel, with the setting of the film taking place in the 70s. Cruella is currently in production with a tentative release date set for May 2021.