PRESS RELEASE: First Look At Angelina Jolie As MALEFICENT

PRESS RELEASE: First Look At Angelina Jolie As MALEFICENT

Disney have just released the first official still from their upcoming take on the classic fairytale villain, along with a new synopsis and the full cast list. Check it out..

Burbank, CA (June 19, 2012) – The Walt Disney Studios announced today that production began Wednesday, June 13th, on “Maleficent,” starring Academy Award®–winning actress Angelina Jolie.

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.

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CaptainDC - 6/19/2012, 7:25 AM
They look identical
ksommer - 6/19/2012, 7:25 AM
Growing up on those Disney movies, they really nailed the look. That girl needs to eat a cheeseburger or something though.
ManThing - 6/19/2012, 7:28 AM
dang. it's the hat
TheMyth - 6/19/2012, 7:30 AM
PaulRom - 6/19/2012, 7:35 AM
Not bad. I think she's gonna nail this role.
superotherside - 6/19/2012, 7:38 AM
Cool. I wonder how this will play out. So I'm guessing that Aurora will be a baby in this one then grow up in the sequel? At any rate bring on a trailer!
DiLusso - 6/19/2012, 7:39 AM
Well she's hot.
TonyChu - 6/19/2012, 7:42 AM
I did not know they started filming, I thought it was in "developmental hell".
Oarsis - 6/19/2012, 7:42 AM
It looks perfect...She is going to own this role!
TonyChu - 6/19/2012, 7:43 AM
They have been talking about this movie since I was in high school.
HelaGood - 6/19/2012, 7:46 AM
i also confirm PaulRom's comment.
CBMJamie - 6/19/2012, 7:47 AM

was and always will be the creepiest disney villain ever
batfan175 - 6/19/2012, 7:48 AM
this is couldn't help myself XD.
GUNSMITH - 6/19/2012, 7:48 AM
batfan175 - 6/19/2012, 7:50 AM
i always thought she cursed the princess because she ddn't get an invitation to the party lol.
AlexDeLarge87 - 6/19/2012, 7:51 AM
Looks near perfect. Which means the movie has potential.

Jolie would be one [frick]ing evil Hela in Thor movie.
R888 - 6/19/2012, 7:52 AM
Wow she going to nail the role
AlexDeLarge87 - 6/19/2012, 7:52 AM
batfan@ I thought so too but i think this is new take a much like that Snow White movie. ;)
dahamma - 6/19/2012, 7:56 AM
man this looks awesome that is a beautiful woman!
HelaGood - 6/19/2012, 7:57 AM
ps - nom nom nom
valeriesghost - 6/19/2012, 7:59 AM
looks about right. This is perfect casting for this role.The movie will be shite though.
SwingsetKnight - 6/19/2012, 8:01 AM
The dagger-sharp cheekbones are mostly make-up there. But yeah, Jolie probably could still use a cheeseburger.
samadCBM - 6/19/2012, 8:04 AM
that is soo cool :]
ThaMessenger07 - 6/19/2012, 8:07 AM
Jolie should play Hela in Thor....That would be epic....
HelaGood - 6/19/2012, 8:10 AM
@ThaMessenger07 - amen brother!

but my fantasy choice for Hela would be Eva Green...

StrangerX - 6/19/2012, 8:15 AM
looks goooood
BillyBatson1000 - 6/19/2012, 8:19 AM
Since we now judging movies on photographs these days, remember how ABYSMAL X-Men First Class looked? And wasn't it a DAMN GOOD piece of cinema?
GreyChaos13Zero - 6/19/2012, 8:30 AM
I like it?)

Superheromoviefan - 6/19/2012, 8:32 AM
she actually looks perfect. what a suprise
MrsTonyStark0507 - 6/19/2012, 8:36 AM
I always knew she was a witch! Hahaha... I crack myself up...

Why are they making an exact copy of Maleficent from the cartoon though? Why not go fot their own take on things, the way they did in SWATH?
aurorsand147 - 6/19/2012, 8:42 AM
Damn! the cast for this movie are top notch actors, and she looks great.
Alexandre - 6/19/2012, 8:45 AM
kevberg - 6/19/2012, 8:54 AM
She looks great in the pic, burt she looks like Jack Skellington in real life.

get her a sammich ...dammit.
DukeAcureds - 6/19/2012, 9:01 AM
sansClaymore - 6/19/2012, 9:02 AM
rick baker? sold
ThaMessenger07 - 6/19/2012, 9:02 AM
@ Hela Great Choice!

@ MrsTony, this is there own interpretation lol

The original is a Disney Movie, this is a Disney movie lmao
ISleepNow - 6/19/2012, 9:03 AM
@Intruder There was with Dark Shadows as well. As long as they keep Tim Burton away from this it has a chance.
RorMachine - 6/19/2012, 9:16 AM
I think Gusto was banned for spamming his cute n fluffy pics after he was asked to tone down the nekkid chick ones.
95 - 6/19/2012, 9:18 AM
Perfect Maleficent.
ThaMessenger07 - 6/19/2012, 9:21 AM
like a gold fish?
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