Category Archives: Maleficent

MALEFICENT: Angelina Jolie Takes Flight

Back on July 11th, scored a series of images that were taken in England during production of Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent. Here the actress is in costume, and hooked to wires as the character takes flight. Read More »

ANGELINA JOLIE: On Set in England as Maleficent

It seems like only yesterday that Disney released the first official photo of Angelina Jolie in costume for the title role of Maleficent, which focuses on the other side of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, revealing just why the main character is the way she is. Actually, come to think of it, it was yesterday that that image was released. ... Read More »

MALEFICENT: Production Has Begun

The Walt Disney Studios announced today that production began Wednesday, June 13th, on Maleficent, starring Academy Award®–winning actress Angelina Jolie. Directed by two-time Oscar®-winning production designer Robert Stromberg (“Avatar,” “Alice in Wonderland”), in his directorial debut, and produced by Joe Roth, “Maleficent” is written by Linda Woolverton (“The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast”) and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, ... Read More »

More Casting News for “Maleficent”

Now things are getting interesting! has just reported that Kenneth Cranham, Lesley Manville, Miranda Richardson, Sam Riley and Imelda Staunton have just joined the cast of Maleficent. Sweet! I’m impressed enough now. These five will join Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning in the story behind Maleficent’s hatred of Princess Aurora. Here’s the skinny: “Cranham (Hot Fuzz, Made in Dagenham) will ... Read More »

MALEFICENT: Sharlto Copley In Negotiations reports that District 9 star Sharlto Copley is negotiating to star with Angelina Jolie in Disney’s Maleficent, in which he would play the character of King Stefan. Says Deadline of Maleficent, it “tells the backstory of Sleeping Beauty and why the evil fairy (played by Jolie) cursed Princess Aurora in the first place. The film is scheduled to come ... Read More »

MALEFICENT: Disney Announces a 2014 Release Date

The Walt Disney Studios has announced a U.S. release date of March 14, 2014, for Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie in the title role as Disney’s ultimate villain. The live-action film explores the origins of the evil fairy Maleficent and what led her to curse Princess Aurora in Disney’s animated classic Sleeping Beauty. Leading a team of visionary filmmakers known for ... Read More »

ANGELINA JOLIE: Talking Maleficent

According to Angelina Jolie, she’s going to starting shooting the dark side of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, Maleficent, this June. Rumor is that the film will be directed by David Slade (Rock Candy, 30 Days of Night, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, though he has been named director of the Hannibal TV pilot as well). Original director Tim Burton dropped ... Read More »

MALEFICENT: A Director is Chosen

According to a report at, and despite a number of big-time names being thrown around for the project, Disney has decided to allow Robert Stromberg to direct the live-action Maleficent, focusing on the evil Queen from Sleeping Beauty. Stromberg had previously worked on the visual effects for 2012, Priates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End and Master and Commander. ... Read More »