Maleficent: Angelina Jolie as Villain

maleficent_poster“Maleficent,” the eagerly awaited live action fable, explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty.”

Linda Woolverton wrote the screenplay for “Maleficent,” which opens in U.S. theaters on May 30, 2014.

The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.

The fable depicts the elements of her betrayal, which ultimately turn her pure heart to stone.  As the newborn infant Aurora grows, she is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.

 

 

maleficent_2_jolieRating:                         PG

Running time:              97 min.

Director:                      Robert Stromberg

Producer:                     Joe Roth

Executive Producers:  Angelina Jolie, Michael Vieira, Don Hahn, Palak Patel, Matt Smith, Sarah Bradshaw

Screenplay by:                  Linda Woolverton