Here's your first look at Angelina Jolie as Maleficent

The Walt Disney Studios announced today that production began Wednesday, June 13th, on MALEFICENT, starring Angelina Jolie.

To get you all revved up for this thing, the first look at Ms. Jolie as the evil title character has been revealed. Click on the picture to see it bigger, if you can handle that much Angelina-face.

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.

MALEFICENT is scheduled to come out on MARCH 14, 2014. Yeah, we've got some time...

Extra Tidbit: Tim Burton, David O. Russell, David Yates and Darren Aronofsky's names were all at one point attached to MALEFICENT.
Source: AITH



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