Angelina Jolie Interested to Play Evil Queen in New 'Sleeping Beauty' Movie

Angelina Jolie

Having no project lined-up for her after 'The Tourist', Jolie could star as the wicked godmother in Disney's 'Maleficent' in which Tim Burton is rumored to direct.

Angelina Jolie has reportedly eyed an antagonist role in her next movie. According to Los Angeles Times, the actress has been circling "Maleficent" since last spring, the postmodern take on "Sleeping Beauty", and is still keen on to take the role of the titular villain.

Maleficent, the title character, is the evil fairy godmother in the Disney film. The movie itself is said to be told from the perspective of the wicked character. Walt Disney Pictures has just hired Linda Woolverton, screenwriter of "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King", to work on the script for the upcoming project.

As for the helmer, Tim Burton has also been long rumored to join the project but there has been no deal. It is also unclear whether Jolie's involvement in "Maleficent" would depend on Burton moving forward with it too. Both the studio and the actress have not made comment on the news, but it is suggested that there is great chance she stars in it since there has been no movie lined-up for her after "The Tourist".

Jolie is currently in Venice, Italy to shoot "The Tourist" in which she plays opposite Johnny Depp. She recently decided to drop "Wanted 2" reportedly to take another project "Gravity". Her acting can soon be seen in thriller "Salt" which is set for July 23 release in the U.S.


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    Sep 11, 2011

    I think Angelina Jolie should def be magnificent. She's perfect. I also think that Amanda Seyfried should play Sleeping Beauty....she could play it beautifully...her acting and looks are perfect for it!

    Apr 13, 2010

    wow! angry people..chill out on the keyboard..who cares about whos w/ who geez!

    To the \"Bitch\"
    Mar 28, 2010

    Get over it, okay!! Damn, it's been years since Jen & Brad broke up - get a life. Besides, Angelina's not to blame, Brad's a big boy and responsible for his own actions. Ang. didn't steal him, he left boring, pathetic Jen. So STFU and go crawl back under your rock.

    Mar 27, 2010

    > Angelina Jolie can also take the "sleeping beauty" character. > Go! Go! Go!

    Concern Citizen
    Mar 27, 2010

    I hope that Angelina Jolie will be part of this magnificent movie. The people especially the young ones will absolutely enjoy this movie!!!

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