Disney Plus subscribers will finally be able to watch the Queen of Mean on the service starting Friday at no additional cost.
The live-action origin story of Disney’s infamous Cruella de Vil enters service tomorrow after it debuted in theaters and on Disney’s Premier Access platform simultaneously on May 28. Premier Access releases typically give viewers an additional $30 on top of their monthly or annual subscription fee to get early access to the film. But Cruella will be officially added to the Disney Plus library starting this week.
Emma Stone shines next to a suit sometimes real, sometimes CGI dogs in a twist on Disney’s animation One Hundred and One Dalmatians. However, this one is set in 1970s London and sees Stone take on fashion icon Baroness von Hellman. The plot is quite different from the 1961 original, so don’t walk into Stone’s spin on the Vil and expect just a live-action remake. Instead, Stone serves up an almost Joker-esque twist on Disney’s infamous dog killer who leans heavy in the taste of OG Cruella for the extravagant.
The film revolves around a young girl named Estella – later known as Cruella – with a flair for punk fashion in 1970s London. Along the way, she teams up with a few thieves, inexplicably develops a bad personality and she eventually becomes a vengeful maniac with a delectable taste in clothing. (Stone looks fantastic almost the entire movie.)
Despite the campy absurdity of the film, it appears that Disney is already working on a Cruella franchise. Earlier this month, The Hollywood Reporter quoted sources as saying Stone had gotten an eight-figure payout for a Cruella sequel. However, details about who is attached to the project and when it is expected to be released are not yet known.