Review: Cruella : Pop Culture Happy Hour One of the biggest, baddest and certainly most stylish of Disney villains is getting an origin story. In the new film Cruella, Emma Stone plays young Estella, an orphan on the streets of London in the 1970s. She's a thief with an eye for fashion, whose life fatefully intertwines with imperious fashion designer the Baroness, played with icy hauteur by Emma Thompson.
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In 'Cruella', The De Vil's In The Details

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In 'Cruella', The De Vil's In The Details

In 'Cruella', The De Vil's In The Details

In 'Cruella', The De Vil's In The Details

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One of the biggest, baddest and certainly most stylish of Disney villains is getting an origin story. In the new film Cruella, Emma Stone plays young Estella, an orphan on the streets of London in the 1970s. She's a thief with an eye for fashion, whose life fatefully intertwines with imperious fashion designer the Baroness, played with icy hauteur by Emma Thompson. Their relationship is both a mentorship and rivalry, as Estella secretly adopts the masked identity of Cruella, an avant-garde designer (for Disney, anyway), and... vigilante, who's out for revenge.

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