Walt Disney Studios has released this first image of Angelina Jolie in title role of Maleficent, which will open in theaters on March 14, 2014. The film will chronicle the Maleficent from childhood and the events that hardened Maleficent’s heart, leading her to curse the baby Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), played by Elle Fanning.
Also starring in the film are Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple, Imelda Staunton and Sam Riley. Maleficent will be directed by Academy Award®-winning production designer Robert Stromberg and is written by Linda Woolverton. Maleficent is produced by Joe Roth (Disney’s Alice in Wonderland and Oz The Great and Powerful).
Photo courtesy Walt Disney Studios UK