Cruella is a 2021 American crime comedy film inspired by Dodie Smith’s 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians’ character Cruella de Vil. Craig Gillespie directed the film, which was written by Dana Fox and Tony McNamara and based on a tale by Aline Brosh McKenna, Kelly Marcel, and Steve Zissis.
It is the franchise’s third live-action adaption and serves as a relaunch and origin tale for the title character. Emma Stone plays the title character, with Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and Mark Strong rounding out the cast. The film is set in London during the punk rock era of the 1970s.
The film’s development was confirmed by Walt Disney Pictures in 2013, with Andrew Gunn serving as producer. Stone was cast in the film in 2016 and acts as an executive producer alongside Glenn Close, who played Cruella in the previous live-action adaptations, 101 Dalmatians (1996) and 102 Dalmatians (1998). (2000). The majority of the filming took place in England between August and November of this year.
It earned a total of $233 million globally. At the 27th Critics’ Choice Awards, the film received two nods, and Stone was nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical at the 79th Golden Globe Awards. A sequel is in the works, with Stone slated to return in the lead role.