Angelina Jolie ('Salt') takes the lead in Walt Disney's new dark fairytale 'Maleficent' and Miss Jolie has popped up on the early UK teaser one-sheet from the production currently in post-production. Directed by visual effects artist Robert Stromberg, whom makes his directorial debut with the project, the tale tells of the villainous 'Maleficient' from Disney's 1959 animated movie 'Sleeping Beauty'. Sharlto Copley ('District 9'), Elle Fanning ('Super 8'), Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple ('The Dark Knight Rises') and Lesley Manville also star. 'Maleficent' will arrive in UK theatres in May 2014. Check out the poster below.
"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."