Emma Stone’s ‘Cruella’ Shifts Back Five Months, Will Now Release May 28, 2021

Aug 20, 2019

‘Cruella,’ another one of Disney’s live-action reimaginings, will now release May 28, 2021, out of the original December 23, 2020 date.

The film is a different take on the ‘101 Dalmations’ franchise, and will star Emma Stone as the titular character.

Emma Thompson (‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast’) will play the film’s antagonist. She will portray the Baroness, who is pivotal to Cruella’s rise as the classic Disney villain.

As for the roles of Cruella’s henchmen, Joel Fry (‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Yesterday’) is in talks to play Jasper, while Paul Walter Hauser (‘BlacKkKlansman,’ ‘Cobra Kai’) will portray Horace.

Meanwhile, Dev Patel (‘The Newsroom,’ ‘Lion’) is circling the role of Roger. He is the owner of Pongo, the dog that helps Roger meet and fall in love with his wife Anita.

Moreover, the logline is below:

‘Estella (Stone), before she becomes Cruella De Vil, lives on the streets of 1980’s London with other hoodlums, where we learn the real origins behind Estella’s hatred of Dalmatians.”

Craig Gillespie (‘Lars and the Real Girl,’ ‘I, Tonya’) will serve as director.  Tony McNamara (‘Ashby,’ ‘The Favourite’) wrote the recent draft of the screenplay. The previous draft was from Dana Fox (‘How to be Single,’ ‘Isn’t It Romantic’).

Additionally, costume designer Jenny Beavan (‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ ‘Christopher Robin’), cinematographer Nicolas Karakatsanis (‘Triple 9,’ ‘I, Tonya’), and production designer Fiona Crombie (‘Macbeth,’ ‘The Favourite’) are all onboard.

Further, filming will now begin this September in London, England.

‘Cruella’ is currently the only film on this release date.


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