Emma Stone Is Unrecognisable (And Deliciously Punk Rock) As Cruella De Vil In The 101 Dalmations Prequel

Glenn Close famously pulled on the black and white wig for 1996’s 101 Dalmatians.

Disney has gifted us the very first picture of Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil and we are officially obsessed.

The Oscar-winning actress will portray the dog-hating villain in Cruella, an upcoming live-action prequel to 101 Dalmatians, which only began filming a few days ago.

In the first image, the La la Land star is unrecognisable in full costume complete with Cruella’s iconic black and white hair.

She is holding three Dalmatians on leads while co-stars Joel Fry and Paul Walter Hauser lurk in the background.

Cruella will take a 1970s punk-rock approach, according to producers.

Emma Stone
Emma Stone
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Sean Bailey, Disney’s president of production, said the film will ask where de Vil’s dislike of animals comes from.

Speaking at D23, Disney’s biennial convention, he said: “How did she get that way, and how did she get so cruel?”

Stone could not appear in person at the convention, instead sending fans a video message from London.

Dame Emma Thompson will also appear in Cruella, which is due to be released on 28 May 2021.

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