This is one summer movie that definitely passes the Bechdel Test. Disney has released the teaser trailer for Maleficent, the story of the witch from Sleeping Beauty. The movie stars Angelina Jolie as the title character and opens May 30, 2014. Elle Fanning plays Princess Aurora. The script is by Linda Woolverton, who also wrote the screenplays for Beauty and the Beast and Disney’s live-action Alice in Wonderland.
Here’s the official plot description:
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.
Perhaps they’ll also explain who names their kid “Maleficent” and doesn’t expect them to turn out a villain.