By Lan on 20-06-2012
- Shooting, casting and first pictureThe Walt Disney Studios announced today that production began Wednesday, June 13th, on "MALEFICENT" starring Angelina Jolie.
Directed by production designer Robert Stromberg ("AVATAR", "ALICE IN WONDERLAND"), in his directorial debut, and produced by Joe Roth, "MALEFICENT" is written by Linda Woolverton ("THE LION KING", "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST") and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, Don Hahn, Matt Smith and Palak Patel.
Co-starring in the film are Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley , Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.
This is the untold story of Disney's most beloved villain, Maleficent, from the 1959 classic "SLEEPING BEAUTY". The film reveals the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora.
Behind-the-scenes talent includes cinematographer Dean Semler, production designer Gary Freeman, costume designer Anna B. Sheppard and makeup artist Rick Baker.
"MALEFICENT" is scheduled for a March 14, 2014 release in 3D.
Synopsis : The "Sleeping Beauty" tale is told from the perspective of the princess' evil nemesis, Maleficent.
French Release : 2014-05-28 - US Release : 2014-05-30
Source : Disney France