Disney released the first teaser trailer to next summer’s anticipated release of Angelina Jolie’s film, Maleficent. The film is directed byÂ Robert Stromberg and produced by Joe Roth.
From Disney comes the untold story of Disneyâ€™s most iconicvillain from the 1959 classic â€œSleeping Beauty.â€ 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 landâ€™s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayalâ€”an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading kingâ€™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 kingdomâ€”and perhaps to Maleficentâ€™s true happiness as well.
The film stars Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.
The film 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. ‘Maleficent’ opens in theaters on May 30, 2014