The tale of Sleeping Beauty continues this fall with Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.

Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning reprise their roles as Maleficent and Princess Aurora in a new adventure that picks up several years following the events of Maleficent (2014). The sequel expands the lore behind one of Disney‘s most iconic villains as it “continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon-to-be queen as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within.” Michelle Pfeiffer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville round out the cast.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, directed by Joachim Rønning, is based on a story by Linda Woolverton and a screenplay by Linda Woolverton, Micah Fitzerman-Blue, and Noah Harpster. The film is produced by Joe Roth, Angelina Jolie, and Duncan Henderson with Matt Smith, Jeff Kirschenbaum, and Michael Vieira serving as executive producers.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is in theaters on Oct. 18.

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