Disney’s Maleficent is the story about the wicked queen from the classic tale Sleeping Beauty.
Until now, not much is really known about this evil queen. Maleficent is about to change that, and give us a real look into her life and why she is the way she is.
Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic Sleeping Beauty and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.
The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.
Maleficent is produced by Joe Roth and directed by Robert Stromberg, with Angelina Jolie, Don Hahn, Palak Patel, Matt Smith and Sarah Bradshaw serving as executive producers. Linda Woolverton wrote the screenplay. Maleficent opens in theaters on May 30, 2014.
Watch for Angelina Jolie’s biological daughter Vivienne to make her film debut as young Aurora.
The song you hear playing in the background is by award winning singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey. You can download the song, “Once Upon a Dream” for FREE for a limited time (2/3) only on Google Play.
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I have to admit the trailer for this movie looks way more enticing than I imaged. I’ve never been much of an Angelina Jolie fan, but this movie – I think I need to experience on the big screen.
How about you? Do you think you will go and see it when it hits theaters in May?