The first official image of Angelina Jolie as the infamous evil queen from Sleeping Beauty has been released and she looks amazing. The film Maleficentis is will be the untold story of one of mine and Disney’s most beloved villain, Maleficent, from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. The film’s plot it set to reveal the events that “hardened her heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora.”
Directed by two-time Oscar-winning production designer Robert Stromberg (“Avatar,” “Alice in Wonderland”), in his directorial debut, and produced by Joe Roth, “Maleficent” is written by Linda Woolverton (“The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast”) and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, Don Hahn, Matt Smith and Palak Patel. Co-starring in the film are Sharlto Copley (“District 9”), Elle Fanning (“Super 8”), Sam Riley (“On the Road”), Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”), Miranda Richardson (“The Hours”), Juno Temple (“Atonement”) and Lesley Manville (“Secrets & Lies”).
This is the untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain, Maleficent, from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” The film reveals the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora. Behind-the-scenes talent includes Academy AwardÃ¢â‚¬â€œwinning cinematographer Dean Semler (“Dances with Wolves,” “In the Land of Blood and Honey”), production designer Gary Freeman (“Saving Private Ryan,” “The Bourne Supremacy”), two-time Oscar nominated costume designer Anna B. Sheppard (“Schindler’s List,” “The Pianist”) and seven-time Academy AwardÃ¢â‚¬â€œwinning makeup artist Rick Baker (“Planet of the Apes,” “Men in Black”).
Maleficent is “scheduled” for a release date of March 14, 2014.