Maleficent is based on the movie Sleeping Beauty and it is told from the perspective of the princess' evil nemesis, Maleficent. India Eisley will appear during the opening act of the fantasy movie, which establishes the villainous queen's role in her kingdom's hierarchy. The actress is expected to start shooting for her portions in June.
However, Linda Woolverton has written the script based on the classic Charles Perrault fairytale. Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Kenneth Cranham, Sam Riley, Miranda Richardson and Imelda Staunton are playing the lead roles. Walt Disney Pictures has planned to release it in the US on March 14, 2014.