DISNEY’S ALL-NEW LIVE-ACTION FEATURE FILM “CRUELLA,” STARRING ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNERS EMMA STONE AND EMMA THOMPSON, DIRECTED BY CRAIG GILLESPIE, WILL BE RELEASING SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 EXCLUSIVELY ON DISNEY+ HOTSTAR
Cinema’s most notoriously fashionable villain is ready to make her way into our homes in Disney’s all-new live-action feature film “Cruella,” starring Academy Award®-winners Emma Stone and Emma Thompson. The film, directed by Craig Gillespie will be premiering exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar on Friday, September 3.
Academy Award® winner Emma Stone (“La La Land”) stars in Disney’s “Cruella,” an all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. “Cruella,” which is 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 (“Howard’s End,” “Sense and 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.
Exclusively for subscribers in Thailand, there will be a Thai-dubbed version where Cruella is voiced by Cris Horwang. Cris was shot to fame with her leading role in “Bangkok Traffic Love Story” in 2010 and since then, she has become a professional actress as well as a model, a singer, a DJ, a choreographer, and a ballet teacher. With this impressive resume, however, she mentioned that this was actually the first time ever for her to voice a character in a film.
She said “I have been working in numerous jobs in showbiz, but this is actually the first time for me to do this. It was truly an honour for me to voice the character of Cruella. Thank you to Disney for the opportunity. Watching Cruella, I think you will learn a lot more aspects of this character in a way you have never seen before. For me, there are so many different sides of Cruella. To voice her, it requires a lot of things. Actually, let me tell you five things you wouldn’t know about Cruella.
First, she was born with her hair in black and white. Second, she has a dog. Third, she is a fashion designer. Fourth, so many people thought she was rich but, she’s been through a difficult stage in her life before. And lastly, there was a turning point which explains why she became villain. I can’t say anything further. You need to watch the film, and you will know.”
“Cruella” stars Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Mark Strong. The film is directed by Craig Gillespie, with screenplay by Dana Fox and Tony McNamara, story by Aline Brosh McKenna and Kelly Marcel & Steve Zissis, based upon the novel “The One Hundred and One Dalmatians” by Dodie Smith. “Cruella” is produced by Andrew Gunn, Marc Platt and Kristin Burr, p.g.a., with Emma Stone, Michelle Wright, Jared LeBoff and Glenn Close serving as executive producers.
You can stream the movie on Disney+ Hotstar by subscribing to the service directly from the Disney+ Hotstar website, the Disney+ Hotstar app on Android and iOS devices. Special packages will be available with AIS 5G. Please visit DisneyPlusHotstar.th for more information.