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After a brief swipe at directing with biographical drama

Unbroken, Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie is back making tentpole movies with her turn in Disney's upcoming Sleeping Beauty-themed flick, Maleficent.

Hell hath no fury like a woman horned - and this new TV spot is here to prove it. Just try watching this and tell me you don't get chills!

So, you thought that the wicked witch who curses Sleeping Beauty to prick her finger on a spindle and die after she is turned away from a royal christening is just the "queen of evil"? Think again...

Jolie's witch will be a more sympathetic character than the original figure: her heart is hardened by the ruthless destruction of her peaceful forest by a marauding army, driving her to seek revenge. She later sees that her persecution of the invading king's daughter (Elle Fanning) may be the wrong move, as the child offers her best chance of a truce between kingdoms. Excited?

Don't forget - Maleficent arrives in theaters May 30, 2014.


Will you be watching Maleficent?


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