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Teaser for ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Arrives!

Exciting news for Disney fans! The trailer of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil has arrived and it looks to be a darker tale than most Disney productions. Fan favorite Maleficent, the mistress of all evil, returns in this sequel to the 2014 version. The first film told Maleficent’s origin story, offering a different perspective on the classic Sleeping Beauty. The upcoming sequel will pick up a few years after the original, and will see the dark sorceress join with Princess Aurora to protect the kingdom from greater threat. The film will explore the relationship between Maleficent and Aurora, while crafting a beautifully realized fantasy world.

 

Maleficent stands side by side with Aurora, Maleficent wreathed in green flames and spreading her black wings

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The aesthetics for the film look on point, with Maleficent herself brilliantly portrayed by Angelina Jolie once more.  Jolie perfect embodies the role, with her pale skin, curved horns, wreathed in green flames and  imposing black wings topping off the look. Not to mention her smooth, yet almost mischievous, voice. Joining Jolie in the film will be Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith, Harris Dickinson as Prince Philip, and Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora.

The teaser doesn’t show much but it lets the viewers know this will be a darker twist on the source material, showcasing the moody interior of the towering castle in the kingdom, Maleficent attacking enemies to protect Aurora, and a glimpse of dark creatures flying down from the skies, as well as Maleficent spread her wings, looking like she’s ready for total war.

Are you excited? We sure are! Get ready to see the mistress of evil this October, as Maleficent: Mistress of Evil arrives October 8th.

 

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Annette Bening and Michelle Pfeiffer Join ‘Turn of Mind’ Adaptation

Oscar nominees Annette Bening and Michelle Pfeiffer have joined the cast of Gideon Raff’s film adaptation of Alica LaPlante’s Turn of Mind.

 

Turn of Mind

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A New York Times bestseller, Turn of Mind is a Alica LaPlante’s debut novel. Published in 2012, the novel follows a a retired orthopedic surgeon suffering from dementia and accused of murdering her best friend.

The novel received critical acclaim, called “[a] haunting story masterfully told” by Kirkus Reviews and “[u]nforgettable” by The Guardian, the novel was launched into becoming a New York Times bestseller.

 

Gideon Raff

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According to Gideon Raff, an Israeli film and television director who is perhaps best known for his creation of the Channel 2 thriller drama series Prisoners of War, Turn of Mind is:

A story of a warped friendship between two brilliant, sharp, forceful women who are bonded equally by their love for and jealousy of one other…

Naturally, Gideon Raff is now the directing the adaptation.

 

Doug Wright

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Penning the screenplay is Doug Wright, who received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2004 for his play, I Am My Own Wife and adapted his own play into a film Quills.

 

Annette Bening and Michelle Pfeiffer

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Now Deadline is reporting that Oscar nominees Annette Bening and Michelle Pfeiffer have been cast.

Annette Bening has been nominated for an Academy Awards four times. The first time was for playing Myra Langtry in the 1990 film The Grifters, Carolyn Burnham in 1999’s American Beauty, Julia Lambert in 2004’s Being Julia, and Dr. Nicole ‘Nic’ Allgood in 2010 The Kids Are Alright. Recent she appeared in Disney’s $1.1 billion-grossing Captain Marvel.

Michelle Pfeiffer also recent was in an MCU film, this one being Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp.

She stared as Angela de Marco in Married to the Mob in 1988, the seam year she appeared as Madame Marie de Tourvel in Dangerous Liaisons which granted her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Come the very next year she appeared as Susie Diamond The Fabulous Baker Boys which granted her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

 

Alice LaPlante and her book, Turn of Mind

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Both actors are talented and even though we don’t know who they are playing yet, this looks like it could be a stellar film! Excited?

I am.

 

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