angelina jolie maleficent New 'Maleficent' picture shows a wicked Angelina JolieDisney announced Tuesday (June 19) that production started last week on “Maleficent,” the live-action film that chronicles the untold story of the villain from the 1959 movie “Sleeping Beauty.” Check out the photo above – Angelina Jolie makes an excellent Maleficent, no?

The film co-stars Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora, Sharlto Copley and Miranda Richardson as the King and Queen, and “Harry Potter” alum Imelda Staunton as one of the guardian fairies – though they are not named Flora, Fauna and Merryweather in this one.

The movie also features a young Maleficent and reveals what events turned her so villainous and drove her to curse the baby Princess Aurora. The movie is scheduled for a March 14, 2014 release.

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