Maleficent is an upcoming 2014 fantasy-thriller film directed by Robert Stromberg and starring Angelina Jolie as the title character. The story focuses on the Sleeping Beauty story, but from the perspective of the villainous Maleficent. It began filming on June 18, 2012 and is scheduled for release on July 2, 2014. Maleficent, the untold story of Disneyaots most beloved villain from the 1959 classic aoeSleeping Beauty,ao_ reveals the events that hardened Maleficentaots heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora. The story revolves around a fairy, Maleficent, who is desperately searching for acceptance and desires to be the mistress of all fairies.