Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Angelina Jolie as Maleficent (Photo)

Image credit: Greg Williams

Disney has just released the first image of Angelina Jolie as the evil sorceress Maleficent in the film of the same name. It tells the story from Maleficent's point of view and how she became the most feared villainess of all time.

This live-action fairy tale co-stars Elle Fanning (Super 8) as Princess Aurora, Sharlto Copley (District 9), Sam Riley (On the Road), Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Juno Temple (Atonement) and Lesley Manville (Secrets & Lies). Robert Stromberg (Oscar-winning production designer of Avatar and Alice in Wonderland) will be making his directorial debut with this film which is produced by Joe Roth (Snow White and the Huntsman). Executive producers include Don Hahn, Matt Smith, Palak Patel and Angelina Jolie.

Maleficent will be in 3-D and is scheduled for release March 14, 2014.

From the little I can see it looks like the costuming is going to be amazing. I actually wanted Angelina Jolie to be the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Huntsman but after seeing it I think Charlize Theron did an awesome job. And now that I've seen her (Angelina) as Maleficent, I couldn't imagine a more perfect fit. I can't wait to see this film and hope the date gets pushed up, 2014 seems like such a long way off. :(

What do you think about this photo? Are you looking forward to this film?

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