Angelina Jolie as Maleficent

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    Jun 19, 2012 5:20 PM GMT
    I'm not exactly a Jolie fan but I thought her casting as Maleficent was pretty spot on. It seems Disney is doing a Wicked-ish approach to her character and exploring her life before Sleeping Beauty.


    ComingSoon.NetThe 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 icon_cool.gif, 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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  • Musicman91

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    Jun 19, 2012 6:16 PM GMT
    I'm not thrilled with this casting personally. She looks the part but I've only ever been impressed with her in "Girl Interrupted" other than that she's just ehhhh for me. I would have rathered Catherine Zeta-Jones or Charlize Theron(although she just played the Evil Queen so she probably wouldn't wanna get typecast). If she was 15-20 years younger Anjelica Huston wuld have been an epic Maleficent she just oozes classic Disney villainess.

    We'll see how it goes I guess.
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    Jun 19, 2012 8:28 PM GMT
    Elle Fanning <3 <3 <3
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    Jun 19, 2012 8:30 PM GMT
    Excellent choice.
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    Jun 19, 2012 8:32 PM GMT
    Sooo gonna watch is.
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    Jun 19, 2012 8:45 PM GMT
    She's perfect for that role, honestly. I can't wait to see it.
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    Jun 19, 2012 9:08 PM GMT
    Totally agree with everyone above. There seems to be a real focus on fairy tale based films having the villains as the main character. Oh well they are always more interesting.

    Lets see if she can outdo Charlize Theron's evil queen from Snow White.
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    Jun 19, 2012 9:12 PM GMT
    I think she's fucking perrrrrfect for it!
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    Jun 19, 2012 9:12 PM GMT
    I feel like this concept could either be good or terrible... but not great. Maleficent is my favourite Disney villain, though.
  • Musicman91

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    Jun 19, 2012 9:17 PM GMT
    They need to do a movie about Ursula she's the best villain. A drag queen needs to play her to.
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    Jun 19, 2012 9:21 PM GMT
    Looking forward to the movie and think it's a good choice.

    However the silly fool in me can't help but imagine Joan Crawford playing Maleficent.
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    Jun 19, 2012 9:23 PM GMT
    scribbler1000 saidLooking forward to the movie and think it's a good choice.

    However the silly fool in me can't help but imagine Joan Crawford playing Maleficent.


    Joan Crawford could play any Disney villainess lol. Disney based the Evil Queen off of her.
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    Jun 19, 2012 9:39 PM GMT
    MusicMan91 said
    scribbler1000 saidLooking forward to the movie and think it's a good choice.

    However the silly fool in me can't help but imagine Joan Crawford playing Maleficent.


    Joan Crawford could play any Disney villainess lol. Disney based the Evil Queen off of her.


    Lol after watching Mommy Dearest that's very believable !!!

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  • dalwriter

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    Jun 19, 2012 9:43 PM GMT
    MusicMan91 saidThey need to do a movie about Ursula she's the best villain. A drag queen needs to play her to.


    LOL were you thinking of Latrice Royale from Drag Race 4? icon_smile.gif

    I'm looking forward to seeing more images from this production... and I hope the Wicked similarities end at "exploring the witch's younger years" because Wicked the book sucked.
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    Jun 19, 2012 9:53 PM GMT
    dalwriter said
    MusicMan91 saidThey need to do a movie about Ursula she's the best villain. A drag queen needs to play her to.


    LOL were you thinking of Latrice Royale from Drag Race 4? icon_smile.gif

    I'm looking forward to seeing more images from this production... and I hope the Wicked similarities end at "exploring the witch's younger years" because Wicked the book sucked.


    Lol she would work vey well icon_biggrin.gif
  • JJ_Atoli

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    Jun 19, 2012 9:53 PM GMT
    I can't wait to see this. I'm a huge fan of her work. >So Excited
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    Jun 19, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
    I know that everyone fucking haaaated the movie, but I think she played Olympias in Alexander soo well, and for some reason this sort of evil, wicked, conniving, but at the same time very poised role reminded me of that.

    Maleficent may be a major bad-ass....but she's also a classy bitch.
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    Jun 19, 2012 9:56 PM GMT
    She's perfect for the role.
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    Jun 19, 2012 9:58 PM GMT
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    Jun 19, 2012 9:59 PM GMT
    7Famark said


    Hopefuly Angie will be able to match Eleanor Audley's brillant vocal prformance.
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    Jun 19, 2012 10:01 PM GMT
    MusicMan91 said
    7Famark said


    Hopefuly Angie will be able to match Eleanor Audley's brillant vocal prformance.


    She does have a very regal voice when called for
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    Jun 19, 2012 10:06 PM GMT
    Elle does pretty much look exactly like Aurora

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    Jun 19, 2012 10:07 PM GMT
    LOL I actually loved Angelina in Alexander but it was too high camp for a film that was supposed to be a serious biopic (well that film had a lot of fails in that respect).

    She kinda sounded like one of Dracula's brides. I mean where did that accent come from ??? icon_lol.gif



  • Musicman91

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    Jun 19, 2012 10:07 PM GMT
    7Famark saidElle does pretty much look exactly like Aurora

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    She does. I wonder who will play Prince Phillip...