EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Director Robert Stromberg Talks 'Maleficent'

Thursday, 29 May 2014 22:45
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Opening in theaters on May 30th is the new Disney film Maleficent, which is a retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. The movie was directed by production designer and first time feature film director Robert Stromberg (Oz the Great and Powerful), and stars Angelina Jolie (In the Land of Blood and Honey) as the title character. In addition to Jolie, the cast also includes Elle Fanning (Super 8), Sharlto Copley (Elysium), Sam Riley (Control), Brenton Thwaites (Oculus), Lesley Manville (A Christmas Carol), Imelda Staunton (Arthur Christmas), and Juno Temple (Afternoon Delight). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with director Robert Stromberg to talk exclusively about his work on Maleficent. The visionary new director discussed his film, making it different than the animated classic Sleeping Beauty and other live action fairy tales, working with Angelina Jolie, discussing the project with friend Tim Burton, and creating Maleficent's visually stunning wings. 

To watch our exclusive interview with director Robert Stromberg about Maleficent, please click on the video player above. 


A vindictive fairy (Jolie) is driven to curse an infant princess (Fanning) only to realize the child may be the only one who can restore peace.

Maleficent opens in theaters on May 30th. 

To watch our exclusive video interview with Juno Temple about Maleficent, please click here

To watch our exclusive extended video interview with Sharlto Copley about MaleficentChappie, and the unmade The A-Team sequel, please click here

To watch our exclusive video interview with Sam Riley about Maleficent, please click here

To read our interview with Angelina Jolie about Maleficent, please click here

To watch our exclusive interview with Elle Fanning about Maleficent, please click here

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