Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer to launch Maleficent movie in Rome

Rome to host first international screening of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.

Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer are to attend a red carpet gala premiere of the Disney movie Maleficent: Mistress of Evil in Rome on 7 October, as part of a preview of the 2019 Rome Film Fest.

The premiere, which will act as the movie’s first international screening, is a special pre-opening event of the independently-run Alice nella Città sidebar of the capital's upcoming Rome Film Fest.

The movie, a sequel to the 2014 smash-hit Maleficent, is expected to be released in US cinemas in late September and in mid-October in Europe.

Photo by TIZIANA FABI/AFP