First look at Emma Stone's hair transformation for new movie

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The first images are here for Emma Stone's upcoming movie Poor Things, and the Cruella star is almost unrecognisable with her new look.

Adapted from Alasdair Gray's novel, the Frankenstein retelling sees Stone star as Bella Baxter, a young woman who has been brought back from the dead by unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Spider-Man star Willem Dafoe).

Originally called Victoria Blessington, Stone's character drowned herself in order to escape her abusive husband.

She is brought back to life by the doctor who replaces her brain with one from the foetus she was carrying at the time, giving her the mental faculties of a child, and renaming her Bella.

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Eager to learn more about the world around her, Bella escapes on a whirlwind adventure across the continents with lawyer Duncan Wedderburn (Marvel's Mark Ruffalo) to find the worldliness she desperately seeks.

Free from the prejudices of the times, Bella becomes increasingly committed to her beliefs in equality and liberation.

The images show Stone's character sporting long jet-black hair as she's seen exploring the wilderness and taking a trip aboard a ship. Dafoe's Dr. Godwin can also be seen sat in what appears to be a laboratory in a black and white image.

Ramy Youssef, Jerrod Carmichael and Christopher Abbott round off the main cast, with Yorgos Lanthimos directing and Tony McNamara producing the script.

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Stone and Lanthimos will also be producing alongside Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe.

The pair previously worked together on Oscar winning film The Favourite. The actress starred alongside Olivia Colman in the 2018 period film, with Colman winning an Academy Award for Best Actress.

The film also saw Stone nominated for Best Supporting Actress, with additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director.

Poor Things will be released in cinemas on September 8.

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