Cruella Movie

Brilliant. Bad. A little bit mad.

Cruella movie poster

Who's Involved:

Emma Stone, Kelly Marcel, Joel Fry, Emma Thompson, Marc Platt, Kristin Burr, Glenn Close, Andrew Gunn, Jez Butterworth, Aline Brosh McKenna, Paul Walter Hauser, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Jamie Demetriou, Abraham Popoola

Release Date:

Friday, May 28, 2021 Nationwide
Friday, May 28, 2021 Disney+

Thematic Elements, Some Violence
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

Set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute, played by two-time Oscar® winner Emma Thompson (“Howards End,” “Sense & Sensibility”). But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.

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Who stars in Cruella: Cast List

... Cruella de Vil

Poor Things, Easy A  

... Baroness

An Education, A Walk in the Woods  

Silent Night, Happily  

... Horace

Delia's Gone, The Instigators  

... Jasper

The End We Start From, Yesterday  

... Gerald

Barbie, Strays  

... George


Who's making Cruella: Crew List

A look at the Cruella behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Craig Gillespie last directed Dumb Money and I, Tonya. The film's writer Aline Brosh McKenna last wrote I Don't Know How She Does It and Morning Glory.


Craig Gillespie (In Talks)


Kristin Burr
Andrew Gunn

Production Company

Gunn Films

Production: What we know about Cruella?

Key Facts

  1. Prequel to the film 101 Dalmatians.
  2. Aline Brosh McKenna worked on an early version of the script for Cruella.
  3. Based on the character which first appeared in the 1956 novel "The Hundred and One Dalmatians" by Dodie Smith. This will be a live-action film.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2021 - May: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2021 - January: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2019 - October: The film was set to Production  status.
  4. 2018 - December: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    Planning to shoot in 2019.

  5. 2018 - April: The film was set to Development  status.
  6. 2016 - September: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    Spectre co-writer Jez Butterworth finished up a rewrite of the film. Production starts late 2016.

  7. 2016 - January: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    Plan is to get the film into production by the end of the year.

  8. 2015 - October: The film was set to Development  status.

    Saving Mr. Banks screenwriter Kelly Marcel is attached to write the script.

  9. 2013 - October: The film was set to Announced  status.

    Scribe Aline Brosh McKenna (Cinderalla) has been hired to pen a film based on the dog-fur-loving fashionista from 101 Dalmatians.

Cruella Release Date: When was the film released?

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Cruella was a Nationwide release in 2021 on Friday, May 28, 2021. There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including A Quiet Place Part II, New Order and Endangered Species.

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