• 2014
  • US
  • 1h 37min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Robert Stromberg
  • Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Brenton Thwaites, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Miranda Richardson, Imelda Staunton
  • UK release: 28 May 2014

Hollywood's preoccupation with revamping fairy tales continues with this star-spangled adaptation of Sleeping Beauty.

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Directed by Robert Stromberg

Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Juno Temple

Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning star in this live action fantasy prequel to the 1959 Disney animation based on the classic fairy-tale. The beautiful Maleficent is a kind-natured woman but when she is betrayed while protecting her peaceful kingdom her heart begins to turn to stone.

Maleficent takes her vengeance by putting a curse on Princess Aurora, the young child of her enemy's successor.

Over time, however, Aurora grows into a young woman and Maleficent comes to understand that the princess may be the only one who can bring peace back to the kingdom.

Running Time 97 mins

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Maleficent sequel planned

16 Jun 2015

Film gossip

Disney are making a 'Maleficent' sequel. The studio have hired writer Linda Woolverton to pen a script for the follow-up to the 2014 reimagining of the 'Sleeping Beauty' story and are keeping star Angelina Jolie "in the loop" about the progress of…

Angelina Jolie's horn troubles on Maleficent set

23 May 2014

Film gossip

Angelina Jolie kept banging into things on the 'Maleficent' set. The actress' elaborate costume as the wicked fairy in the 'Sleeping Beauty' spin-off took weeks to put together, with her pointy horns proving especially tricky since they kept falling…

Angelina Jolie asked Brad Pitt before casting Vivienne in Maleficent

23 May 2014

Film gossip

Angelina Jolie asked fiance Brad Pitt before she agreed to cast Vivienne in 'Maleficent'. The 38-year-old actress who plays the titular villain in the re-imagining of Walt Disney's 1959 'Sleeping Beauty' worked opposite her adorable five-year-old…

Angelina Jolie: Vivienne could handle Maleficent

20 May 2014

Film gossip

Angelina Jolie found it difficult being mean to daughter Vivienne in 'Maleficent'. The 38-year-old actress who plays the titular villain in the re-imagining of Walt Disney's 1959 'Sleeping Beauty' worked opposite her adorable five-year-old daughter…

Angelina Jolie's Maleficent will 'respect' classic

22 Apr 2014

Film gossip

Angelina Jolie's 'Maleficent' will "respect" the classic. The 38-year-old actress stars as the titular villain, who is the self-proclaimed "Mistress of All Evil" in the forthcoming film, and although they have added a new twist to the story she…

Angelina Jolie's daughter cast in 'Maleficent' for braveness

6 Mar 2014

Film gossip

Angelina Jolie's daughter was cast in 'Maleficent' because she was the only child that wasn't scared of her mother's costume. The 38-year-old actress has taken on the role of the evil fairy in the upcoming adaptation of 'Sleeping Beauty' and has…

Lana Del Rey sings in Maleficent trailer

27 Jan 2014

Film gossip

Lana Del Rey sings 'Once Upon A Dream' in the new 'Maleficent' trailer. The 'Born to Die' hitmaker's seductive voice features in the new clip for the film which will focus on the untold story of evil fairy Maleficent - who will be portrayed by…

Angelina Jolie mentoring Elle Fanning

24 Feb 2013

Film gossip

Angelina Jolie is mentoring Elle Fanning. The 37-year-old actress was so impressed with her 14-year-old 'Maleficent' co-star that she has decided to take her under her wing and hopes to work with her in the future. A source told Star magazine…

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