Fans of the classic Disney film “101 Dalmatians,” are in for a treat this week with the latest installment of the famous franchise. The reboot of notorious villain Cruella de Vil sees her as the leading role of her very own film. The film follows the life of young fashion designer Estella (Emma Stone) trying to rise her way through the ranks of the fashion world. Fans finally get to witness the origin story of de Vil frame by frame.
Disney made sure to pick a star-studded cast to go along with Emma Stones leading character. Notable faces include, Emma Thompson (“Nanny McPhee”, “Sense and Sensibility”), Emily Beecham (“Into the Badlands”, “Little Joe”), Mark Strong (“Kingsman franchise”, “Shazam!”) and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (“Killing Eve”, “Why Women Kill”.) This also marks Craig Gillespie’s sixth film in the director’s chair.
Cruella has received generally positive reviews so far from fans and managed to earn 72 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The film was announced back in 2013 but did not begin filming until August of 2019. Filming wrapped up in November 2019. It was originally scheduled to be released December 23, 2020 but it was delayed until May 28 2021.
For those that missed the May 28 release date, select theaters are still showing the film and streaming on Disney Plus is available for $29.99.