Tuesday, November 12, 2013
By Sara Moore
Check out Angelina Jolie as the title character in the new Maleficent Disney movie poster. The film is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty.
Once a beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent had an idyllic life growing up in a peaceful forest kingdom, until one day, an invading army threatened the harmony of the land. Maleficent rose to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffered a ruthless betrayal— an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faced an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, placed a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grew, Maleficent realized that Aurora held the key to peace in the kingdom and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.
The film also stars Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.
Maleficent will be in theaters nationwide on May 30, 2014.