Disney NAILED it with the casting of their next mega hit, “Maleficent.” when they cast the exquisite, Angelina Jolie as the lead. Jolie plays the evil witch from the Sleeping Beauty storyline with Elle Fanning playing the famed, cursed Princess Aurora.
Here’s the official synopsis from Disney: “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.”
“Maleficent” also stars Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville. It’s directed by Robert Stromberg and Linda Woolverton wrote the screenplay. Maleficent will fly into theaters on May 30, 2014 and we can’t WAIT for it. Now check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!