New Delhi, Mar 07 (ANI): Walt Disney Studios has announced 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' will hit theatres on October 18, 2019. The fantasy adventure is moving up from its previous announced date of May 29, 2020. In the film, Angelina Jolie reprises her role as the villainous 'Enchantress Maleficent'. Cast also includes Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville, who appeared in the first installment. The film is directed by Joachim Ronning. The first 'Maleficent' was a box office smash when it hit the screens in 2014. It grossed $758.5 million globally on a budget of $180 million.