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Disney Releases First Look at Angelina Jolie in Maleficent

Walt Disney Studios has announced the official start of production on Maleficent with the release of the first image of Oscar winner Angelina Jolie in the title role.

The film, which marks the directorial debut of production designer Robert Stromberg (Avatar, Alice in Wonderland), tells “the untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain, Maleficent, from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty,” and “reveals the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora.”

Maleficent, which opens March 14, 2014, co-stars 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).


  • Guest

    She is a truly gorgeous woman.

  • Ian

    I’m just wondering how is this really different from the Queen’s (Regina) story from Snow White on ABC’s Once Upon A Time?  I guess simply that it will have a higher CGI budget.

  • Invasionforce

    Thanks to Loki, movie characters can now wear horns.  Thanks to “Wicked,” villians can now have a complicated back story.

  • Ramone

    No the horns were part of the character’s original design back in 1959. The only thing her headpiece has in common with Loki is that both characters’ costumes reflect their original concepts in other media.