Angelina Jolie co-produces and stars in the upcoming movie, Maleficent, directed by Robert Stromberg. It has been given a March 14, 2014 release date.
Walt Disney announced that production of Maleficent has begun on June 13 and released the above photo of Angelina as the “Mistress of All Evil.”
Maleficent is a spinoff of the 1959 Disney classic, Sleeping Beauty, where Maleficent, the evil fairy godmother, was the main antagonist. The character has been frequently described as the most powerful among all villains produced by Disney.
The movie will center on Maleficent’s story, how she became evil and what made her curse Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty).
The movie is the directorial debut of Robert Stromberg, a two-time Oscar-winning production designer (Avatar, Alice In Wonderland). It also stars Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora, Juno Temple as Thistletwit, Brenton Thwaites as the Young Prince, Sharlto Copley as Stefan, Sam Riley as Diaval, Miranda Richardson as Queen Ulla, Imelda Staunton as Knotgrass, Lesley Manville as Flittle, and India Eisley as the Young Maleficent.