Photo: Angelina Jolie as 'Maleficent'
June 19th, 2012
12:38 PM ET

Photo: Angelina Jolie as 'Maleficent'

Joining the ranks of Charlize Theron and Julia Roberts as another evil fairy tale character, Angelina Jolie makes being bad look awfully good.

Disney released a photo of the 37-year-old Oscar winner as the title character in the upcoming "Maleficent" on Tuesday, and while the image is a little dark, we could see those cheekbones from a mile away.

The film, which is slated for release on March 14, 2014, will tell the classic "Sleeping Beauty" story by focusing on Jolie's Maleficent.

Under direction from Robert Stromberg, an Oscar-winning production designer making his debut in the director's chair, the movie will examine what made Maleficent put the curse on "Sleeping Beauty's" Aurora when she was just a baby.

The cast also includes Sharlto Copley; Sam Riley; Imelda Staunton; Juno Temple; and Elle Fanning as the cursed princess.

Jolie also serves as executive producer on the film - which will also be available in 3-D.

Filed under: Angelina Jolie • Celebrities • movies

soundoff (78 Responses)
  1. Scott

    She is arguably the most elegantly beautiful actress working today.

    July 17, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. JonfromLI

    Every time I look at Angelina Jolie I find my hand spontaneously stuffed down my pants.

    July 17, 2012 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. chitownlady

    some of you are just plain IDIOTS....For the rest of you who know a great actress.......SHE IS STUNNING ! To the idiots and morons...perhaps you have watched 1 too many Harold and Kumar movies......Jolie is one of the best right now!

    July 13, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Relax

      Calm down now, Angelina is a big girl who can handle the criticism, she'll be just fine without your protection I assure you.

      July 17, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. crossbay

    Angelina's father suks Brad's mother suks but both Angelina and Brad are okay. I guess some apples fall far from the tree.

    July 11, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  5. bigfoot

    Who could ever forget that image of her from "Pushing Tin" with those cowboy boots on and her legs in the air?

    July 7, 2012 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  6. GaPeach

    For those of you who say Angelia can't act....have you seen The Changeling? That may change your mind. Powerful movie also.

    June 20, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • linda

      Stop Obama-Romney Terrorism against Medical Marijuana Patients.

      July 4, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • chris

      if you think she can't act..... just watch "Gia", where she portrays a model in the 80's who slips into drug and even heroin addiction. Stunning. I think she won an award for that. Well-deserved, too.

      July 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. GaPeach

    Movie souds intriguing...may have to see it! Angelina is drop dead gorgeous...I hate her for that reason....and that she has Brad Pitt.

    June 20, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. MissDS

    @uncle spence – you must be a genius with a wild imagination! This movie hasn't been shot yet.

    @barbara – its not malnourishment, its called sitting in the make up chair for a couple of hours.

    The two of you should just sit down and read a book.

    June 20, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  9. Timme62

    Nancy Sinatra....if the white kids grammar is as bad as yours I can understand her ignoring them.

    June 20, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  10. Timme62

    Have to agree with Sugar, Jolie is okay but between her time with Billy Bub and then all her bad acting I'll take a pass.

    June 20, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  11. Stephanie Leathers

    I am not a big fan of Miss Jolie, but have seen several movies with her in them. She is an OK actress, but I don't think this part was made for her. I think a recasting project is needed.

    June 20, 2012 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  12. RadioBroadcaster

    People dont critisize! Just look in the mirror!

    June 20, 2012 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  13. JellyBean

    I wasn't a fan of Jolies until I saw Salt, especially the special features on the DVD. I'll definitely be watching this flick.

    June 20, 2012 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  14. Felix Green

    It's a shame how some people reason about others. There's always race in the picture: How are the job interviews going?

    June 20, 2012 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  15. jane

    Cool idea, bad casting

    June 20, 2012 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
    • LA

      I don't think so Jane. I think she's perfect for that role. She is beautiful and can play cold and conflicted at the same time.

      June 23, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Bubble boy

    I must go poop now.

    June 20, 2012 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  17. minigirl

    Oh yeah michelle obama scares me...dont know why but she just makes me glad i dont ever have to worry bout seein her n tqalkin to her face to face...i think she would make me work out to sweatin to the oldies till i died...cause im not her idea of healthy.

    June 19, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  18. minigirl

    Im bored with hollywood anymore...what passes now for good entertainment makes me yawn...i go to the drive n here n am so glad i get two movies for 8bucks caused if i had to pay full price i would never go on husband/wife date.

    June 19, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • LA

      minigirl, if Hollywood productions are so boring to you, why do you bother in the first place let alone read articles about them.

      This sounds awesome. Hopefully there's a tad more romance in it than there was in "Snow White and the Huntsman." You make a fairy tale with Chris Hemsworth in it, people expect a little more than what was delivered in that movie. Just a little more would have done. That's why people like fairy tales. Romance and pathos.

      June 23, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Name*Inigo Jones

    Anna Rexick!

    June 19, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  20. southerngal

    Love jolie...she will do the character proud! Good actress.

    June 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Cowpens Freak

    I like Crown & Coke.

    June 19, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  22. gingersrule1

    Sleeping Beauty was my favorite movie when I was a kid. I think Angelina will be awesome in this role. Too bad we have to wait two years to watch it.

    June 19, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Uncle Spence

      Two years? I'm watching it now! Keep the internet free. Keep torrent sites alive. Granted, the final effects aren't in it yet, but it's a pretty good movie. Finished, it's going to be incredible. And if you keep the internet free, I'll send you a copy.

      June 20, 2012 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
  23. barbara

    You can see the cheek bones because she's malnourished.

    June 19, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Jim McTeigue

    Sharlto Copley is in this? Now THAT I'm looking forward to!

    June 19, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  25. bill

    how many out there likes beef jerky ?

    June 19, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Samuel R. Preston, III

    The haters here crack me up. Yeah, she's unattractive, a lousy actress and she's boring. Yet she's one of Hollywood's highest paid actresses and has probably appeared in more movies than any of you have. The role you had as "woodsman #4" in your junior high school play doesn't count. Sorry.

    June 19, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Jolie is beautiful inside and out.

    June 19, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  28. J G

    Why do people find Jolie attractive? Sorry, I just don't get it. She's fine, but I see way cuter/hotter girls walking around on the street every day. Her puffed up lips are nasty and while I enjoy a trim, athletic girl, I don't like the starved supermodel look. Ick.

    I'll be passing on this movie.

    June 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • John Rensen

      What the hell are you talking about JG and why are you attacking a woman for her looks?

      June 19, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • gingersrule1

      Dude. FYI. Those lips are real. Different people find different things attractive about women. Some men like fat women. Some men like women with no boobs. Some men like men dressed as women. People are strange indeed but I personally think Angelina is beautiful.

      June 19, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • sugar

      I agree with you. She's not exactly ugly but she's not that hot either. Her nose is kind of messed up and she's been way too skinny lately. Plus she used to bang billy bob and I'm sorry but I don't think there's enough soap on earth to wash that off.

      June 19, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Disneygoon

    If she's not green she's not maleficent!

    June 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  30. pm Ohio

    I can't stand her acting. I don't rememeber her movies, which says a lot. i never thought she was beautiful and the vegan diet has her so skinny that the only reason to like her (her body) is gone too. Not sure how some actors are so huge and make so much money on questinable talent. I guess Hollywood has always been who you know (or who you're sleeping with)...

    June 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • KLM

      She's a great artist, both in front and behind the camera. Proof is in her awards, and the money her movies bring in. You sound a little green.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Andy

    Would it kill hollywood to come up with an idea not based on a previous movie?

    June 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vicki

      Yes. I believe it would. Most movies are not worth seeing anymore.

      June 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • bud

      Evidently, Andy. They can read script but not books. Hollywood is in stagnation!

      June 20, 2012 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  32. nilla

    I thought this was supposed to be a Guillermo del Toro movie? I'm a bit less excited now, but of course I'll still see it.

    June 19, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Geoz

    I love the Obamas!

    June 19, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Jason the 13th

    Another remake! Michelle Obama must be behind this evil plot!

    June 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  35. annelee

    June 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Edwardo Cullendez

    Llamas are great but the burro is better amigo!. Then after burros is my fat Chiquita!

    June 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Margarita Ramos Paella Frijoles

      Keep your donkey. Every guy wants a piece of Jolie. And some girls too. Just envious.

      June 19, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  37. lindaluttrell


    June 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Tanya

    She looks great. I bet Gaga copies this.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  39. alvis

    fits her to a T

    June 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  40. uysfl

    do you think she will use the same crappy accent she uses whether she is persian, croation, french, or any other non english speaking country? how this woman is considered a great actress is beyond me.

    June 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Jill Biden

    And I thought that was Michelle Obama! Silly me.

    June 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rationalhuman

      OK, so you're a rabid Republican who is committed to hating everything President Obama does, sometimes before he does it. But to go around bashing his wife simply BECAUSE she's his wife really shows how ignorant, petty, and hateful you are. Mrs. Obama, like Mrs. Bush before her, has been a force for good.

      June 19, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • pennylane

      My my alittle cruel aren't we? why do people feel the need they have to dislike and hate on others...haven't you've learn anything....where's your social conscience?

      June 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nancy Sinatra

      Ever notice how Michelle Husein Obama only takks to the black kids and ignires the white kids and hispanics when she does her charity media events?

      June 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason the 13th

      It's true! The first lady hates whites, Republicans and fat people. She is even more evil than her husband!

      June 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  42. JohDoe

    The Horned King from The Black Cauldron is much more evil.... but Maleficent still rocks.

    June 19, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Robert

    I like chinese. They only come up to your knees. They're cute, they're cuddly and they're ready to please.

    June 19, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • From Bob & Tom

      There was once an Argentinian Goucho named Bruno
      Who said there is one thing I do know
      Women are fine
      And Sheep are divine,
      But the llama is numero uno

      June 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Shari

    Excited!! Maleficent is my favorite evil anything!! Will she morph into her dragon self??

    June 19, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  45. inspiredmystic

    This is exciting. Can't wait to see more about it!

    June 19, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |

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