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