Walt Disney Studios is giving the public its first look at Angelina Jolie as the classic “Sleeping Beauty” villain Maleficent, who is the namesake of a new movie set for release in March 2014.
“Maleficent,” which begins production this week, will co-star Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville. According to a studio press release, the film is “the untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain, Maleficent, from the 1959 classic ‘Sleeping Beauty.’ The film reveals the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora.”
Oscar-winning production designer Robert Stromberg (“Avatar”) will direct. Check out the photo of Angelina as Maleficent below.
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