If she doesn’t scare you, no evil thing will.

By Mary Sollosi
February 17, 2021 at 08:18 AM EST
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The world was such a wholesome place until… Wednesday, when the first trailer for Cruella dropped, surely kicking off a spring craze for bold two-tone hair.

Disney's most glamorous villain (sorry to the Evil Queen) gets the live-action treatment in I, Tonya director Craig Gillespie's punk-rock take on Ms. de Vil's origin story, out in May. The prequel stars Emma Stone as the fur-crazed fashionista in 1970s London, long before she became an icon of killer '90s style as embodied by Glenn Close.

It's been almost a year and a half since Disney first teased Cruella's edgy aesthetic with a first-look photo of Stone as the title character, revealed in summer 2019 at D23 Expo. Now, the film's first trailer comes a day after the studio dropped a new poster consisting of a high-contrast black-and-white close-up of the wicked antiheroine.

"The thing is, I was born brilliant. Born bad — and a little bit mad," she tells us in the newly-unveiled footage, which first debuted on ABC's Good Morning America.

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The film also stars Paul Walter Hauser and Joel Fry as Cruella's henchmen Horace and Jasper, and Emma Thompson as the Baroness, the head of a fashion house where our budding villainess gets a job. Having been announced in 2013 and cast its leading lady in 2016, the project has had a long journey to the screen, passing between multiple writers before Dana Fox and Tony McNamara wrote the final version of the screenplay.

Watch the Cruella trailer above.

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