WHO’S IN IT?
Angelina Jolie (Salt), Elle Fanning (Super 8), Sharlto Copley (District 9), Sam Riley (Control), Brenton Thwaites (Home and Away), Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake), Juno Temple (Atonement), Lesley Manville (Another Year), Miranda Richardson (Made in Dagenham), Peter Capaldi (In The Loop), Kenneth Cranham (Hot Fuzz), Angus Wright (The Iron Lady)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Robert Stromberg (film debut), director; Linda Woolverton (The Lion King) and John Lee Hancock (Snow White and the Huntsman), writers; Scott Michael Murray (film debut) and Joe Roth (Alice in Wonderland), producers; James Newton Howard (The Sixth Sense), composer; Dean Semler (2012), cinematographer; Chris Lebenzon (Big Fish) and Richard Pearson (Iron Man 2), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Sleeping Beauty antagonist Maleficent (Jolie), driven by vengeance, places a curse on Aurora (Fanning), the infant daughter of a king and queen. As Aurora grows up, Maleficent recognizes that she may be the key to bringing about peace in the land…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Disney’s most iconic villain is finally given her own movie, with an A-list actress portraying her and an astonishing display of visuals to give Maleficent the boost she needs to become even more popular than before.