Official Synopsis For Angelina Jolie's MALEFICENT
Angelina Jolie ("Wanted") takes on the role of Disney Villain, Maleficent, a role made popular in the 1959 animated-classic, Sleeping Beauty. This version will differ from the original as it shows how Maleficent became an evil sorceress.
The Oscar-winning actress made a surprise appearance at Disney's D23 Expo this year. At the event, footage of the film was screened for those in attendance. Most reactions were cautiously positive, and described some of the special effects footage as looking quite a bit like Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (2010).
“Maleficent” is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.
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Maleficent is being directed by Robert Stromberg, based on a screenplay by Paul Dini and Linda Woolverton. The cast includes: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Miranda Richardson and Imelda Staunton. Will land in theaters July 2, 2014.
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