In Maleficent: Mistress of Evil—a sequel to the global box-office hit Maleficent—Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning reprise their roles as the dark fairy Maleficent and Princess Aurora, respectively, two characters from the studio’s animated classic Sleeping Beauty, whose untold story was brought to life on screen in the 2014 film. They are joined by Michelle Pfeiffer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.
The film is directed by Joachim Rønning from a story by Linda Woolverton and a screenplay by Linda Woolverton and Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster, the film is produced by Joe Roth, Angelina Jolie and Duncan Henderson with Matt Smith, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Michael Vieira serving as executive producers.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil opens in U.S. theaters on October 18, 2019.
The fantasy adventure picks up several years after Maleficent, in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora. The film continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon-to-be Queen as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Directed by Joachim Rønning
Produced by Joe Roth, Angelina Jolie
Screenplay by Linda Woolverton, Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster
Story by Linda Woolverton
Based on Characters from: Disney's Sleeping Beauty La Belle au bois dormant by Charles Perrault
Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Ed Skrein, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michelle Pfeiffer
Cinematography : Henry Braham
Edited by Richard Francis-Bruce
Production company : Walt Disney Pictures, Roth Films
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release date : October 18, 2019 (United States), October 16, 2019 (France)
Photos : Copyright Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures