Wear The Devil Wears Prada, mix in a pinch of A Clockwork Orange, add 101 or so Dalmatians and you’ve got Disney’s latest live-action prequel: Cruella, starring Emma Stone as the titular Cruella de Vil.
On Wednesday, the House of the Mouse released the first trailer showing the origin story of Cruella’s hatred of puppies. I like it Pernicious before that, Cruella tells its titular villain side of the story, showing young Estella de Vil working at a fashion house run by Baroness Emma Thompson in 1970s London.
“From the beginning I realized that I saw the world differently from everyone else. That did not sit well with some people, but I was not for everyone. I guess they were always afraid that I was a psychopath,” Stone as Cruella narrates before letting out her character’s trademark evil laugh.
“It’s pretty mind-blowing,” Stone told ET about taking on the role, revealing that he was inspired by both the animated classic and the iconic live-action portrayal of Glenn Close. “She is obviously the GOAT … This comes before [Close’s] history. This leads her to where she becomes true greatness. “
Cruella It is scheduled to open in theaters on May 28, 2021.