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Angelina Jolie commits to playing an evil queen in Maleficent

02.13.2012

Maleficent and her minionsMALEFICENT, Disney's revisionist redo of Sleeping Beauty, has been in the works for a while. Tim Burton was long involved in its development, but has since dropped out to do whatever it is he does and been replaced by Robert Stromberg.  Jolie meanwhile, also long-involved, recently announced at the Berlin International Film Festival that she intends it to be her next movie.  And while she didn't officially say the name MALEFICENT, it's the only Disney project she has been formally connected with on a consistent basis.  "I haven't acted in two years, and I haven't done anything else since this [Land of Blood and Honey]. The next thing I am looking at is a Disney movie."  Jolie went on to say that her children very much want her to play the part, going so far as to call her "mom-elicent." 

On a sad note, by Jolie committing to this project it means that her possible collaboration with Luc Besson is back in limbo at the least and dead at the most.  I can't say if the same is true for her proposed collaboration with Ridley Scott, but seeing as how Scott is snapping up projects right and left I'd say that it's looking less and less likely as well.

My main concern with all of this is that the script is by Linda Woolverton.  She wrote ALICE IN WONDERLAND, a movie where this scene is not even the worst part.  I'm not sure who exactly to blame most for the atrociousness of that movie, but even the screenwriter can't be wholly innocent.  Seeing as how MALEFICENT intends to shoot at the end of this year/beginning of next year though, I doubt we'll know the script's quality for a while.  Until then, on to other things, right? Other things like this:

Angeline Jolie being sultry

Extra Tidbit: This seems almost like the role Jolie was born to play, but I still can't decide if I'm actually excited or not.

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5:16AM on 02/14/2012

oh great another gritty fairytale flick

"mom-elicent" haha, did she write that one? because I find that hard to believe her kids said that (I dunno maybe they're 'super smart')
"mom-elicent" haha, did she write that one? because I find that hard to believe her kids said that (I dunno maybe they're 'super smart')
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8:13PM on 02/13/2012
Go ahead and hit the thumbs down button now and save yourself time.
How the hell is she made for this role? It seems like an awful just awful choice to me. I want justification why she would supposedly be good for this role?
Go ahead and hit the thumbs down button now and save yourself time.
How the hell is she made for this role? It seems like an awful just awful choice to me. I want justification why she would supposedly be good for this role?
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9:56PM on 02/13/2012
Maybe "born for the role" is a bit of hyperbole, but I do think she has has the kind of seductive charisma, physical build, and [link] necessary for a commanding role like this. Sort of an expansion of her Beowulf performance compounded by the action energy/physicality she brought to movies like Wanted and Tomb Raider.
Maybe "born for the role" is a bit of hyperbole, but I do think she has has the kind of seductive charisma, physical build, and [link] necessary for a commanding role like this. Sort of an expansion of her Beowulf performance compounded by the action energy/physicality she brought to movies like Wanted and Tomb Raider.
10:31AM on 02/13/2012
'''On a sad note, by Jolie committing to this project it means that her possible collaboration with Luc Besson is back in limbo at the least and dead at the most.'''

And how is that sad ? When was the last time Luc Besson produced something decent ? He just keeps repeating himself and the percentage of quality is low.
'''On a sad note, by Jolie committing to this project it means that her possible collaboration with Luc Besson is back in limbo at the least and dead at the most.'''

And how is that sad ? When was the last time Luc Besson produced something decent ? He just keeps repeating himself and the percentage of quality is low.
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10:25AM on 02/13/2012
I'm sorry I try to read the article but my mind gets wiped when I see her photo. Goddamn you're fine Angie!
I'm sorry I try to read the article but my mind gets wiped when I see her photo. Goddamn you're fine Angie!
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9:52AM on 02/13/2012
She'll make a very sexy Maleficent.
She'll make a very sexy Maleficent.
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9:15AM on 02/13/2012

Fine Picture of Angelina

Serious case of yum there.
Serious case of yum there.
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