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Emma Stone in the new Disney movie “Cruella”

Punk fashion shows, extravagant masked balls and fast biking. Emma Stone plays the heroine of childhood movies.

What is “Cruella” about?

Glenn Close had already played Cruella de Mon in the 1996 film “101 Dalmatians” and “102 Dalmatians” four years later. Today, Emma Stone takes over the role of a fashion connoisseur with a weakness for puppies. The Oscar-winner, who recently starred in The Favorite (2018), plays Estella, an aspiring fashion designer in London in the 1970s. She dreams of fame. Acquaintance with a couple of thieves and friendship with Baroness von Hellman will turn into a villain. From young Estella she becomes Cruella de Mon.

Who will play in the movie?

Next to Stone in the role of the menacing von Hellman we will see the two-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson. Joel Fry (“Game of Thrones”) and Paul Walter Hauser (“Richard Jewell”, “Five Brothers”), who will turn out to be Cruella’s partners as the film’s Jasper and Horace Badun, and Emily Beecham (“The Flower of Happiness”), Kirby Howell-Baptiste (“Obsession of Eve”) and Mark Strong (“Shazam!”).

Who wrote and directed “Cruella”?

The film was directed by Craig Gillespie, creator of “Love of Lars” (2007) and “I’m the best. Me, Tonya ”(2017). Responsible for the script of “Cruelli”: Tony McNamara, co-author of “Favorite” (2018) and “Wielka”, (2020) and Dana Fox, co-creator of “Jak do do singles” (2016). The executive producers include Emma Stone and Glenn Close. The involvement of the actresses should convince fans of earlier Dalmatian films that the new production is in good hands.

Who made the costumes for Cruella?

Cruella’s wardrobe is handled by Jenny Beavan, Oscar-winning costume designer for “A Room with a View” (1985) and “Mad Max: On the Way of Wrath” (2015). One of the first shots on the set shows Stone in leather jackets, berets and necklaces, PVC clothing, and even a white hooded cape. Meanwhile, Emma Thompson is distinguished by a high bun, extravagant jewelry, evening gloves, and a high-collared coat.

Is there a trailer for “Cruella” yet?

Yes, the first international trailer for Disney premiered on February 17, and another on March 15. The premiere features Stone at London’s Liberty department store. The panorama of the city with the burning building is impressive. The associations with Todd Phillips’ The Joker (2019) pop up right away.


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