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First Picture Of Angelina Jolie As MALEFICENT

June 19, 2012
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Production is officially under way on Walt Disney Studios "Maleficent," the live-action depiction of the untold tale of the evil sorceress from "Sleeping Beauty" and today brings us the first official image of Oscar-wining actress Angelina Jolie as the titular character.

Jolie is, to my way of thinking, a no-brainer selection to bring Maleficent to life. She has the look of the character as well as the willingness to explore the darker portions of the human psyche that is necessary for Disney to transform one of the worlds most well known antagonists into a film's central protagonist. Throughout the course of the film we will come to understand the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora.

Robert Stromberg directs a cast that includes Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville from a script by Linda Woolverton.

"Maleficent" opens in AMC 3D/2D theaters on March 14, 2014.

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