Angelina Jolie portrays a villain in Disney movie Maleficent



PRESS STATEMENT FROM WALT DISNEY STUDIOS, published as is:


A day after launching the teaser poster for the fantasy adventure Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie, Disney has revealed the much anticipated teaser trailer which may ve viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnrxVXSB0nE.


From Disney comes Maleficent—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 realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.


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


Maleficent is produced by Joe Roth and directed by Robert Stromberg, with Angelina Jolie, Don Hahn, Matt Smith, Palak Patel and Sarah Bradshaw serving as executive producers. Linda Woolverton wrote the screenplay.


Opening across the Philippines on May 30, 2014, Maleficient is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.


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