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Disney Announces New New Original Songs for ‘Cruella’

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Florence + The Machine, a multi-platinum and global award-winning artist, will perform a new original song, “Call me Cruella,” in Disney’s upcoming live-action prequel film, Cruella. The song “Call Me Cruella” will appear in the movie as well as in the original motion picture soundtrack and original score set. Both albums will be released on May 21 by Walt Disney Records.

On May 28, you watch the film in theaters or for a one-time fee on Disney+ with Premier Access. Take a look at the sneak peek below:

Additionally, Disney has announced a plethora of other legendary songs making their way into the film:

Florence issued a statement expressing her excitement at the Disney collaboration:

“Some of the first songs I ever learned how to sing were Disney songs. And the villains often got the best numbers. So to help create and perform a song for ‘Cruella’ is the fulfillment of a long-held childhood dream. I’m so grateful to Nicholas Britell and Disney for allowing me so much creative freedom, and for trusting me with Cruella’s beautiful madness.”

Cruella composer Nicholas Britell (Moonlight) also expressed his delight at the chance to collaborate with Florence:

“I am a massive fan of Florence’s, so it was a true joy to collaborate with her on Call me Cruella. With both this song and the Cruella score itself, the goal was to really embrace the raw rock aesthetic of 60’s and 70’s London. We recorded everything using all vintage gear and analog tape at Abbey Road and AIR Studios in London, melding orchestral elements with electric guitars and basses, organs, keyboards, and drums.”

Emma Stone stars in the film about the rebellious early days of Cruella de Vil, one of Disney’s most popular — and notoriously trendy — villains. Here’s the official Disney rundown:

“Cruella follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute, played by two-time Oscar® winner Emma Thompson (“Howards End,” “Sense & Sensibility”). But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.”

Paul Walter Hauser and Joel Fry will act as Cruella’s classic henchmen Jasper and Horace with Emily Beecham, Mark Strong, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste starring in the film as well.

Cruella is directed by Craig Gillespie with the screenplay written by Dana Fox and Tony McNamara, story by Aline Brosh McKenna and Kelly Marcel & Steve Zissis. The film is produced by Andrew Gunn, Marc Platt, and Kristin Burr, with Emma Stone, Michelle Wright, Jared LeBoff, and Glenn Close serving as executive producers.

Cruella releases simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access on May 28.

Joseph Forbush, CEO and Editor-in-Chief for PlexReel, spends most of his time working at Walt Disney World. Additionally, he enjoys playing video games, watching basketball, reading, and dreaming amongst the stars on his homeworld of Batuu.

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