Angelina Jolie in Disney's 'Maleficent': First look - picture
Published Jun 19 2012, 15:41 BST | By Mayer Nissim
Walt Disney Studios has announced the start of production on its new movie Maleficent
Production officially began last Wednesday, June 13 and the company has unveiled an image of star Angelina Jolie
as the title character.Maleficent
is scheduled for a US release in 3D on March 14, 2014.
Directed by Oscar-winning production designer Robert Stromberg
in his debut picture, the film has been written by Linda Woolverton.
It co-stars Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson
, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.
The movie is the untold story of the villain from 1959's Sleeping Beauty
, showing the events which turned her away from good and drove her to curse the baby Aurora.
Cinematography comes from Dean Semler, with production design from Gary Freeman, costume design by Anna B Sheppard and make-up from Rick Baker.