A new international trailer for Disney’s upcoming Angelina Jolie starrer Maleficent has debuted online. Directed by Robert Stromberg, the film is a reimagining of the classic Sleeping Beauty story told from the villain’s point of view.
Maleficent (Angelina Jolie), the evil fairy who cursed Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, was once a beautiful, pure-hearted young woman living an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom. One day an invading army of humans threatened the land where she lived and Maleficent proved herself to be a fierce protector.
When she’s ruthlessly betrayed, her pure heart turns to stone. Wanting revenge, Maleficent decides to place a curse on Aurora, the newborn infant of the human king. But as the child grows up, Maleficent realizes Aurora may be the kingdom’s only chance for peace.
The film also stars Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville.
Maleficent opens in theaters on May 30th, 2014.