Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning and Sam Riley star in the fantasy adventure Maleficent. Watch the movie trailer, view the photos and posters below. ‘Maleficent’ is a live-action retelling of Disney’s most beloved villain from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty, and reveals the events that hardened Maleficent’s (Jolie) heart and drove her to curse Aurora (Fanning).
Release Date: July 2, 2014 (2D, 3D, IMAX 3D)
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Adaptation
Director: Robert Stromberg
Screenwriter: Linda Woolverton
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville, Ella Purnell, Brenton Thwaites, Kenneth Cranham
Running Time: 1 hr. 37 min.
MPAA Rating: PG for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images.
Official Website: Disney.com/Maleficent
MALEFICENT is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman with stunning black wings, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army of humans 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 king of the humans and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora (Elle Fanning) holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.