Maleficent is a 2014 dark fantasy film by Walt Disney Pictures and is a remake of the classic Disney movie Sleeping Beauty. Angelina Jolie stars as the Disney Villainess character, Maleficent.
The film is both a prequel and a re-imagining of Walt Disney’s 1959 animated adaptation of Sleeping Beauty, and portrays the story from the perspective of the antagonist, Maleficent. It began filming on June 18, 2012, and is scheduled for release on May 30, 2014 in the Disney Digital 3D and RealD 3D formats, as well as in conventional theaters.
Maleficent marked the directorial debut of production designer Robert Stromberg (Alice in Wonderland, Avatar, Oz the Great and Powerful). Jolie, Joe Roth and veteran Disney filmmaker Don Hahn serve as producers.
Maleficent Movie Plot
Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic Disney movie Sleeping Beauty and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora.
As the child grows, Aurora (Elle Fanning) 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.
Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, the self-proclaimed “Mistress of All Evil”.
Ella Purnell and Isobelle Molloy as Young Maleficent
Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora / Briar Rose, the Sleeping Beauty
Vivienne Jolie-Pitt and Eleanor Worthington Cox as Young Princess Aurora
Sharlto Copley as King Stefan
Toby Regbo and Michael Higgins as Young Stefan
Brenton Thwaites as Prince Phillip
Juno Temple as Thistlewit
Sam Riley as Diaval
Miranda Richardson as Queen Ulla
Imelda Staunton as Knotgrass
Lesley Manville as Flittle
Kenneth Cranham as King Henry
Angus Wright as King Henry’s Aide
Peter Capaldi as King Kinloch