Director: Craig Gillespie Run Time: 134 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2021
Starring: Emily Beecham, Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Mark Strong
Country: United States
About the film:
A live-action origin film based on the character Cruella de Vil first introduced by novelist and playwright Dodie Smith in her 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians, adapted by Disney into the much loved 1961 animated film.
Set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, Cruella follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets.
One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute. But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.