Jolie stars as the glamorous baddie from 'Sleeping Beauty' in this dark fantasy film
The first trailer for Disney’s new live-action fantasy film Maleficent has been released. Watch it below.
Angelina Jolie plays the title character, the glamorous baddie from Sleeping Beauty who proclaims herself “the mistress of all evil”, and Elle Fanning co-stars as the girl she torments, Princess Aurora aka the Sleeping Beauty.
Disney’s official synopsis teases: “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 realises that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom – and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.”
The bumper cast also includes new Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Sam Riley, Brenton Thwaites, Sharlto Copley and Jolie’s five-year-old daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, who makes her screen debut as the young Princess Aurora. Maleficent opens in UK and US cinemas on May 30, 2014.