Disney’s Cruella is currently in production, but that’s not stopping the studio from casting big name talent as Shazam! star Mark Strong has a role in the upcoming film.
It is unknown at this time who Strong would be playing, however, we have learned that Cruella’s father will have a small role in the film, so that is a likely possibility. The role of Cruella’s father is known as “The Baron” and is said to have a kind heart and is a good person.
Cruella also stars Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) as the Baroness, Emily Beecham (Into The Badlands) likely playing Anita, and Killing Eve star Kirby Howell-Baptiste in a currently unknown role.
Further, Dev Patel has been approached for the role of Raj aka Roger, the owner of Pongo, but that has yet to be confirmed at this moment. Glenn Close is on board as a producer on the project.
The film will explore the villainess in 70’s London. Cruella originated in Dodie Smith’s beloved 1956 book, “The Hundred and One Dalmatians.” The role was voiced by Betty Lou Gerson in Walt Disney’s 1961 animated adaptation and played by Close in the 1996 live-action remake, as well as in that film’s 2000 sequel, 102 Dalmatians.
Directed by Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya), Cruella will hit theaters on May 28, 2021.