Kirby Howell-Baptiste, who stars in the new CBS All Access series Why Women Kill, has joined Disney’s live-action Cruella prequel, which has Emma Stone in the titular role. Craig Gillespie is directing the film, which centers on the iconic black-and-white-spotted-coat-wearing villain. The studio remains tight-lipped on plot details for the pic, which hits theaters Memorial Day weekend, May 28, 2021.
Howell-Baptiste co-starred on the first season of BBC America’s Killing Eve and has recurred in a number of television shows including Drunk History, The Good Place, and Barry.
Variety was first to report Howell-Baptiste’s casting.
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