Disney released the following photo of Angelina Jolie as the evil fairy Maleficent in “Maleficent” – the untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain. The Walt Disney Studios also announced today that production began Wednesday, June 13th.
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.
I am not looking forward to this film. Not much at all.
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I, for one, AM looking forward to this movie. She is the PERFECT choice for bringing Maleficent to live.Woohoo!!!
A little to much like “Wicked”…would have much rather seen her a Maleficent in a real Sleeping Beauty Movie.
Oh my, look at Jolie’s cheek bone… awesome effects and make-up? Hmmm this looks interesting. Let’s see when the trailer hits the web.