Director: Craig Gillespie
Who’s in it?
Emma Stone stars as the title character, with Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and Mark Strong in supporting roles.
What’s it about?
In 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, a young grifter named Estella is 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. 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.
Is it any good?
Yes it’s great, you’ll have a good time if you’ve seen previous incarnations of this character. This is by far one of the most superior. I loved the period piece aspect to this and as an origin story it was incredible. Both Emma’s chewed up all the scenery they occupied and I for one cant wait for the sequel which has been green lit.