First Look At Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent

In this different take on Sleeping Beauty, Jolie will be taking on the role of the ‘Mistress of all Evil’. Here’s some more information about this adaptation:

Burbank, CA (June 19, 2012) – The Walt Disney Studios announced today that production began Wednesday, June 13th, on “Maleficent,” starring Academy Award®–winning actress Angelina Jolie.

Directed by two-time Oscar®-winning production designer Robert Stromberg (“Avatar,” “Alice in Wonderland”), in his directorial debut, and produced by Joe Roth, “Maleficent” is written by Linda Woolverton (“The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast”) and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, Don Hahn, Matt Smith and Palak Patel.

Co-starring 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”).

This 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.

Behind-the-scenes talent includes Academy Award®–winning cinematographer Dean Semler (“Dances with Wolves,” “In the Land of Blood and Honey”), production designer Gary Freeman (“Saving Private Ryan,” “The Bourne Supremacy”), two-time Oscar® nominated costume designer Anna B. Sheppard (“Schindler’s List,” “The Pianist”) and seven-time Academy Award–winning makeup artist Rick Baker (“Planet of the Apes,” “Men in Black”).

  • Anonymous

    Part of me is so excited for this but the other part of me is like ‘I don’t CARE what made Maleficent evil, that’s all we need!’
    I mean, I’ll see it regardless.
    Staunton, Richardson and Manville must be the three fairies?

  • Chris Davis

    “I don’t care where the things I love come from. Do you love Angelina Jolie? Then here’s a picture of Jon Voigt’s balls!” – Patton Osawlt

    Yea I feel you there Mary, but would you rather have a ‘realistic version’ of Sleeping Beauty like they just did with Snow White? Did you see that one yet?

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t seen either of the live-action Snow Whites yet. I have no one to go with :)

    It’s just weird. I’d rather see an adaptation with no ties to the Disney classic. I think there is a lot that could be done with the story.

    Or what about a BLUEBEARD movie that could be so badass