First look at Angelina Jolie as evil Disney villainess

Wednesday June 20, 2012

This is Angelina Jolie as you've never seen her before - in character for her new role as Disney villainess Maleficent.

The Oscar-winning actress dons the famous horned headpiece as she takes the title role of the Sleeping Beauty sorceress in the forthcoming fairytale spin-off, which has started production.

Angelina - who is also executive producer - is seen with yellow contacts and chiselled cheekbones as she transforms from being a doting mother-of-six and fiancée to Hollywood star Brad Pitt, into the self-proclaimed 'mistress of all evil' for the movie.

Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley and Sam Riley are on board Robert Stromberg's directorial debut, alongside Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.

The 3D film has been written by Linda Woolverton, the woman behind other Disney classics Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King.

Scheduled for release in 2014, itreveals the events that hardened Maleficent's heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora, played by Elle.

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