Angelina Jolie Is Your Evil Witch In 2014's Maleficent

It doesn't hit theaters until March 14, 2014 -- presuming there will be a March 14, 2014 -- but the first still from Disney's Maleficent has already leaked, featuring actress Angelina Jolie as Sleeping Beauty's evil queen. The Maleficent film will tell that old familiar take from the perspective of her badness' POV.

According to IMDb Pro, the cast also includes Elle Fanning, Miranda Richardson, and Sam Riley. The film is being directed by Paul Dini, who is known more for his animated work rather than live action. We'll see how this turns out, but considering the material there will no doubt be tons of animated elements to this one.

Pre-production on Maleficent has just gotten underway at historic Pinewood Studios in the UK. Those hallowed halls were also the home of the Harry Potter films while they were still in production. But you Potterheads probably knew that.

Judging by this refresher from Disney's Beauty, I think Jolie is now and forever the correct and only choice to play the devious sorceress.

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