Angelina Jolie Goes Disney on Us

Angelina Jolie Goes Disney on Us

An unlikely casting choice for sure, who would have pegged Angelina for a Disney Princess?! Sure enough, however, Jolie is the latest cast member announced for a Sleeping Beauty reboot told from the perspective of her evil nemesis, Maleficent.

Yep, you guessed it: Jolie will be taking the role of the villian. The delightful Elle Fanning (Babel, Phoebe in Wonderland) will be playing the role of the young sleeping beauty.

The film reveals how Maleficient’s heart was hardened and explores the events that caused her to curse the baby Aurora.

Jolie is also an executive producer on the film which is directed by former production designer Robert Stromberg (Alice in Wonderland, Avatar). This is Stromberg’s first time behind the directorial wheel.

Maleficient is scheduled for release in 2014

Sian's love for movies spawned from having a tight mother whose generosity stretched only to hiring movies once a week for entertainment. As a pre-teen Sian spent more pocket money then she earned on cinema tickets and thus sought a job at the cinema. Over the next decade she rose to be one of the greats in her backwater, six-screen cinema complex, zooming through the ranks from candy bar wench with upselling superpowers, to pasty projectionist, to a manager rocking a pencil skirt. Sian went on to study Journalism at university though feels her popcorn shovelling days were far more educational