Seeing as she’s a) recently directed a movie and b) is talked about at a rate that surpasses anyone of her gender — or, for that matter, species — you may have forgotten that Angelina Jolie hasn’t starred in a film since late 2010′s The Tourist. Now, however, she’s getting back into the acting game, with the long-rumored, oft-forgotten fairytale spin Maleficent coming up next.
This was revealed when, during a Berlinale press conference for her In the Land of Blood and Honey, Jolie said, “The next thing I am looking at is a Disney movie.” A small, throwaway comment, but one which only leaves us with Maleficent. Scripted by Linda Woolverton and set to be directed by Robert Stromberg, the Disney feature takes the classic story of Sleeping Beauty (no, not the Emily Browning film) and tells it all from the perspective of its main antagonist, Maleficent. Those outside the production don’t know much past this, but it’s said that Jolie “adores” the screenplay from Woolverton — and it’s been in development for close to two years now. With just a slightly longer wait, we’ll soon find out what all this hullabaloo even means.
Are you happy to hear about Maleficent finally moving forward? Has this kept your attention during its long development process?
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