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March 28, 2010

Angelina Jolie "Maleficent"?

The latest word from the Hollywood hype machine is that Angelina Jolie is set to show her dark side again, as she plays the evil witch Maleficent in a new live-action version of Sleeping Beauty. The new version will be directed by Tim Burton, reportedly, and is named Maleficent because it's a "postmodern" retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story from the witch's perspective.

TIm Burton has been revisiting a lot of classic stories, with his new and eccentric takes on Sweeney Todd, Willy Wonka, Sleepy Hollow, and most recently Alice in Wonderland. This time he'd be taking on one of the most beloved Walt Disney classics, and some are surprised that the often conservative Disney company would let this master of weirdness re-envision their venerable cartoon classic.

I'd love to see this happen, Burton at the helm and Jolie as Maleficent sounds like a natural fit. With the huge success of Alice in Wonderland Burton should be able to pick whatever project he wants right now.

Angelina Jolie: "Maleficent"!

Is Angelina Jolie Maleficent? Well, if some of the pro-Jennifer Aniston tabloids are to be believed - yes. However, the wonderfully charitable Oscar-winning actress (and fantastic wife and mother) may well be portraying one on the big screen as her name has now been mentioned in conjunction with Walt Disney Pictures' Maleficent, which Tim Burton is rumored to direct...

Angelina Jolie: "Maleficent"!

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