Walt Disney Pictures finally revealed the very first production photo from the Sleeping Beauty spin-off Maleficent featuring Angelina Jolie herself as the ruthless mistress of evil. See the photo after the jump.
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.This is suppose to be a raw photo so I'm expecting for more post production effects in the future. But so far, Angelina already captured the essence of Maleficent and it is looking good. Too bad the shoot just started and we need to wait a little longer for the film premiere. Set for a March 14, 2014 release, Maleficent is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.
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 and Lies”).
“Maleficent” 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.