Maleficent – Angelina Jolie (Top)

Disney is primed to release the first trailer for the Angelina Jolie-starring Maleficent on Wednesday, and as a PR prelude to the trailer, they’ve offered up the first official poster for the film, highlighting Jolie’s look as the villain from Sleeping Beauty.

In case you hadn’t heard, the film tells the other half of the story that Disney gave us a half-century ago with their animated Sleeping Beauty film—in Maleficent, Jolie will portray the evil force noted in the film’s title: a power, once-pure woman who, following a betrayal, turns to the dark side and becomes the villain featured in Sleeping Beauty.

The poster doesn’t reveal much, but it does give a spooky peek at Jolie’s look in the film:

maleficent poster

Maleficent co-stars Juno Temple, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Brenton Thwaites, Imelda Staunton, and Lesley Manville, and is set for a May 30, 2014 release date.  Dig the official synopsis below:

From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.

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Source: Coming Soon