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Lana Del Rey ‘Once Upon a Dream’ Teased in New ‘Maleficent’ Trailer

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Angelina Jolie plays the evil witch Maleficent. She reportedly hand-picked Lana Del Rey to sing the classic Sleeping Beauty song 'Once Upon a Dream. (Photo: Disney)

Angelina Jolie plays the evil witch Maleficent. She reportedly hand-picked Lana Del Rey to sing the classic Sleeping Beauty song ‘Once Upon a Dream. (Photo: Disney)

Lana Del Rey’s breathy voice weaves a magical spell in a new trailer for Disney’s “Maleficent. Her rendition of the classic “Once Upon a Dream,” laces the spot featuring Angelina Jolie.

The film stars Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.

Disney released the 1:30 trailer tonight (Jan. 26) during the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

Jolie reportedly hand-picked Del Rey to sing the song, first popularized by the 1959 Disney animated classic “Sleeping Beauty.”

Lana Del Rey Once Upon a Dream Full Song

In the original movie the song is sung by Princess Aurora, as well as Prince Phillip, and is also the movie’s closing song. It was written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky for the Sleeping Beauty ballet.

Del Rey’s verison is called a “unique re-imagining” of the fairy tale song. The song was released as a free download today and will be available exclusively on Google Play through Monday, Feb. 3, according to the studio.

The movie, which is set to hit theaters on May 30, retells the story of “Sleeping Beauty” from Maleficent’s viewpoint, exploring the betrayal that ultimately turns her into an evil witch.

Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the king’s newborn infant, Aurora, played by Fanning. Jolie’s daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt also plays Aurora as a toddler.

Check out the trailer below and hear the full song above. Let us know your thoughts and be sure to follow TheImproper on Twitter for the latest movie news.


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