Cruella Movie

Brilliant. Bad. A little bit mad.

Cruella movie poster

Who's Involved:

Paul Walter Hauser, Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Marc Platt, Kristin Burr, Andrew Gunn, Kelly Marcel, Glenn Close, Jez Butterworth, Aline Brosh McKenna, Joel Fry, 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

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

The Amazing Spider-Man, Easy A  

... Baroness

Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical, Good Luck To You, Leo Grande  

Silent Night, Happily  

... Horace

Delia's Gone, Silk Road  

... Jasper

Yesterday, In The Earth  

... Gerald


... 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 I, Tonya and The Finest Hours. 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. May 2021: The film was in Completed status.
  2. January 2021: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. October 2019: The film was in Production status.
  4. December 2018: The film was in Pre-Production status.

    Planning to shoot in 2019.

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

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

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

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

  8. October 2015: The film was in Development status.

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

  9. October 2013: The film was in 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?

Cruella was released in 2021 on Friday, May 28, 2021 (Nationwide release). 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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