Cruella: Disney’s Live Action Starring Emma Stone

Disney is delaying the release of its live action Cruella until Memorial Day of 2021.

Starring Oscar winner Emma Stone, Cruella is based on the classic animation 101 Dalmatians villain Cruella de Vil. The revisit to Disney’s animated classic was originally set to hit theaters December 23, 2020, but will now debut on May 28, 2021.


Cruella’s name is a pun of the words cruel and devil, an allusion which is emphasized by having her nicknamed “Hell Hall”.

Craig Gillespie, who directed the Best Picture Oscar nominee I, Tonya, helmed the movie, which also stars Joel Fry.