In an amazing transformation, Emma Stone becomes Disney’s newest live-action villain – the one, the only, Cruella De Vil.
And “if she doesn’t scare you, no evil thing will.”
Straying far from previous incarnations, the latest take on Cruella is decidedly more punk rock than we’re used to. Of course, unlike Glenn Close and others who’ve previously portrayed the iconic Disney villainess, Stone is playing a younger version.
According to Stone, the standalone film will also be set in 1970s London, hence the total punk vibes.
We learned last year that Stone would be taking on the role, now we get to see her in character. On Saturday, Disney released the first image for Cruella at their D23 Expo.
Clearly, Stone retains several aspects of the classic Cruella look, like the trademark two-tone color-blocked hair. However, young Cruella sports a permed version of the black and white hairstyle.
In lieu of fur coats, we find her clad in head-to-toe leather in the first promotional photo from the movie. Again, it’s all very ’70s punk.
As for her makeup, it’s most certainly on the more extreme side than past iterations. However, it also seems quite fitting. We imagine she must also be wearing the palest of the pale foundation for dry skin, considering her ultra-fair look.
With Disney’s first reveal, we also see the villainess flanked by her two henchmen, Horace and Jasper. The two are played by Paul Walter Hauser (Cobra Kai) and Joel Fry (Game of Thrones), respectively.
She’s also seen holding three dalmatians on leashes, while a puppy also sits on the back of Horace’s motorcycle.
The Craig Gillespie-directed film, as far as we can tell this early on, looks to be quite gritty as well.
In addition to their D23 reveal, Disney also tweeted out the photo of Stone as Cruella.
“Here’s your first look at Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil in Disney’s Cruella,” they wrote. In the tweet, they also mentioned the rest of the confirmed cast, which includes Emma Thompson as the Baroness.
We can’t wait to see what else the studio has in store for us. However, it will be a while before the actual film makes it to theaters. It’s not slated to premiere until May 28, 2021.