Angelina Jolie's new twist to Sleeping Beauty

  • Agencies, Los Angeles
  • Updated: May 27, 2014 13:22 IST

Get ready to watch your favourite childhood story in a way that you’ve never imagined before.

Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie, explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic story of Sleeping Beauty.

Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant, Aurora.

Read:Angelina Jolie to play villain in Sleeping Beauty

Talking about her role, Angelina says, "I loved Maleficent when I was a little girl. She was my favourite Disney character. I was afraid of her and I loved her."

Producer Joe Roth admits to being intrigued by the duality.

"This movie is about a character we’ve only known as hard-hearted and our story answers the question, ‘why’. I’d like audiences to feel like they’ve entered a world they’ve never seen before, and I hope they come away feeling like no one is beyond redemption," he explains.

Read:I found Disney fairytales quite dull: Angelina Jolie

The film marks the directorial debut of Robert Stromberg, who has won two Oscars as a production designer (for Avatar in 2009 and Alice In Wonderland in 2010).

Disney India is releasing Maleficent in India on May 30, the same day as the US.

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