Nicholas Britell (Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk, Succession, The Big Short, Vice) has recently been scoring Disney’s upcoming family comedy drama Cruella. The film is directed by Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya, Lars and the Real Girl, Million Dollar Arm) and stars Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser and Mark Strong. The movie based on the character from Disney’s 101 Dalmations is set in 1970s London and centers on young fashion designer Cruella de Vil as she becomes obsessed with dogs’ skins, especially Dalmatians, until she eventually becomes a ruthless and terrifying legend. Dana Fox (How to Be Single, Couples Retreat) & Tony McNamara (The Favourite, The Great) wrote the screenplay based on a story by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada) and Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks, Venom) & Steve Zissis (Togetherness). Kristin Burr (Christopher Robin, Dora and the Lost City of Gold), Andrew Gunn (Freaky Friday, Sky High) and Marc Platt (La La Land, Bridge of Spies) are producing the project. Cruella is set to be released in theaters on May 28, 2021 by Walt Disney Pictures and will also be available to purchase as a Premiere Access title on Disney+ on the same day.

As previously reported, Britell also has Adam McKay’s feature Don’t Look Up, Barry Jenkins’ Amazon limited series The Underground Railroad, Benjamin Millepied’s Carmen, the third season of HBO’s Succession and HBO’s currently untitled LA Lakers drama coming up. The composer is also set to write music for Disney’s The Lion King prequel directed by Jenkins.

  1. JackS says:

    Hype!! 😀

  2. Sam Whitacre says:

    I would’ve loved to hear Randy Newman to score Cruella.