Disney announces Jolie in Maleficent

Disney sent us a press release to announce that production has begun on “Maleficent” starring the one and only, Angelina Jolie. The picture came attached as a sneak to what she looks like as the evil queen.

The director is Robert Stromberg and being executive produced by Jolie. Also starting in the film are Sharlto Copley (“District 9”), Elle Fanning (“Super 8”), Sam Riley (“On the Road”), Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”), Miranda Richardson (“The Hours”), Juno Temple (“Atonement”) and Lesley Manville (“Secrets & Lies”).

The story is fully about Maleficent who was first seen in the 1959 classic, “Sleeping Beauty”. The film follows the events that made Maleficent evil and drove her to curse Aurora.

Maleficent is scheduled for a March 14, 2014 release in 3D.

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OMG.  I'm so incredibly excited about this.  She is my absolute favorite Disney villain... pretty much my favorite Disney character.


Looks...interesting. I've always thought Angelina Jolie would be the perfect villain (101 Dalmatians, anyone?). Looking forward to more sneak peeks! 


@GamingAngels this sounds amazing!