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Angelina Jolie's Evil Turn as Disney Villian Maleficent

The actress takes on the role of the Sleeping Beauty antagonist in the new Disney film Maleficent

Angelina Jolie as Maleficent

Photo Courtesy of Disney

We recently saw Charlize Theron’s dark turn as Ravenna the Evil Queen in Snow White and the Huntsman, and now Angelina Jolie is taking on a villainous role in another adaptation of a classic fairy tale—the lead role as Maleficent in the upcoming eponymous film by Disney.

The 3-D film is set to take on the story of the Sleeping Beauty antagonist, and what made her turn against the kingdom and Princess Aurora (that would be Sleeping Beauty herself).  In this publicity shot of Jolie in character, we see Maleficent’s trademark horns done up in black leather, spooky glowing eyes and some Gaga-esque cheek prosthetics. The film is also set to star Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Miranda Richardson and Juno Temple.

The verdict? While we may have to wait a while to actually see Jolie’s role (the movie has a 2014 release date), we’ve loved her in dark roles before, and if the film still is any indication, Jolie is the perfect fit for Maleficent.

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