A new trailer has been released for Disney’s Maleficent, the story of the villian in the popular Sleeping Beauty story, played by Angelina Jolie.
A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent (Jolie) has an idyllic life growing up in a 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 new movie is directed by Robert Stromberg and co-stars Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, and Juno Temple. It’s set to hit theaters on May 30th.