The Mistress Has Arrived

Angelina Jolie has thrown her hat into the fairy tale ring. After months of waiting, Disney has finally unveiled the first photo of Jolie as Maleficent. The actress plays the title character in the feature adaptation based on the Sleeping Beauty villain.

Maleficent

Angelina Jolie is giving Charlize Theron and Julia Roberts a run for their money with her new film, Maleficent. Following in the footsteps of her Oscar-winning counterparts, Jolie stars in the live-action adaptation of one of the most famous fairy tale villains.

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Maleficent will give viewers an inside look at the Mistress of All Evil. According to the press release, "The film reveals the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora." We'll finally learn what pushed her over to the dark side.

The movie is heavily inspired by the 1959 Disney classic Sleeping Beauty, and co-stars Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville. Maleficent will also mark the directorial debut of Oscar-winning production designer Robert Stromberg (Avatar, Alice in Wonderland).

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Not only does Jolie star in the film, but she's also one of its executive producers. She's working both in front of and behind the camera.

Back in March, the actress spoke about the make-up and costume tests being done for the film. She praised the character's new look but revealed that she'd still wear Maleficent's infamous horns.

"We’re still figuring out the look," Jolie said. "We’re experimenting with different things. But the horns are the horns -- you can’t deny them. You have to have horns."

And here they are, in all their pointy glory!

Maleficent is scheduled for a March 14, 2014, release in 3D.

What do you think of Jolie's Maleficent look?

Photo credit: Disney

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Lila June 19, 2012 | 5:18 PM

I'm so excited for this movie! I love the way it's shaping up, Angelina looks fabulous as Maleficent. Hopefully this one will fulfill my expectations, some of the other revamped fairy tales haven't. Plus, this is an interesting way to do it, by telling Maleficent's story instead of just Aurora's

Emma June 19, 2012 | 2:00 PM

I dislike Angelina Jolie very much, but she looks perfect as Maleficent! Probably because she makes a great evil queen :) But still, she fits perfectly. This movie will be amazing, Sleeping Beauty is my favorite Disney movie and it will be so fun to see this new twist on the classic.

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