We’re still 2 years away from seeing “Maleficent” in cinemas, but Walt Disney Pictures already wants us to start getting excited for it. Today, the studio released a photo of star Angelina Jolie as the title character. It’s just a headshot, but it gives us a pretty good idea of where they’re taking this. Simply put, it’s the animated version come to life. Jolie does look like a perfect fit for this role. Beautiful, powerful, dark, and twisted. Nice start.
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Here’s how the film is described: “Directed by two-time Oscar®-winning production designer Robert Stromberg (Avatar), 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. 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.”
“Maleficent” also stars Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville. It premieres 14th March 2014.