A First Look at Angelina Jolie as Maleficent [Pic]

Wow… just wow. I’m totally speechless.

Here’s the press release:

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”).

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

[Via The Mary Sue]

10 Responses to A First Look at Angelina Jolie as Maleficent [Pic]

  1. I hate that this film exists. Every villain has some tragic backstory and motivation for being evil. Malificent has always been my favorite villain specifcally because she's a hard hearted bitch with no motivation for the things she does other than just being evil. Consider the other disney villains. The queen in Snow white is envious. Ursula, Jafar and Scar want power. Gaston is conceited and thinks himself the good guy. Shan Yu, and Hades are about power. Prince John and Captain Hook are about revenge, Cruella De Ville is all about vanity. Frollo is… well, he's ultimately about sexual repression clashing with his religous Zealoutry.

    The point is that all of these villains have something to gain, some reason or motivation for their villainy. Malificent stands alone as the only villain to just be a spiteful bitch for no other reason than being a spiteful a bitch. She has power, she wouldn't have wanted to attend the christening of Aurora if she'd been invited, she just saw a chance to make people miserable and took it. Now this movie is going to change that and I for one don't want them to.

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