The beloved fairytale of Sleeping Beauty gets a revamp, this time told from the neglected perspective of wicked fairy Maleficent.
Once upon a time, after many suffering years, King Stefan (Sharlto Copley) and Queen Ula (Miranda Richardson) finally conceive a daughter, Aurora (Elle Fanning.) But when they leave evil fairy Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) off the guest list for Aurora's christening, dire consequences result. Maleficent curses the Princess, proclaiming that, on her sixteenth birthday she will prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die. We all know the story. However this time, we get to find out how Maleficent became the way she was.
The supporting cast boasts seasoned British character actresses Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville Prince Charming will be played by young heartthrob Brenton Thwaites.
Also word has it that no less than three of the Jolie-Pitt offsping will appear in the movie! Four-year-old Vivienne Jolie-Pitt will make her film debut portraying the child version of Princess Aurora, whereas siblings Pax (8) and Zahara (7) play non-speaking roles.