Angelina Jolie Will Have Horns for Maleficent

Angelina Jolie and Sleeping Beauty’s Maleficent

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updated 04/10/2012 AT 7:00 AM ET

originally published 04/10/2012 AT 10:15 AM ET

It’s a bad, bad, bad, bad, world.

Angelina Jolie will star as Maleficent, the evil queen of Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, in a live-action update of the 1959 animated-feature version, this time told from the perspective of the original mean girl. It is set to be released March 14, 2014, it was announced Monday.

“It’s not anti-princess,” Jolie told Entertainment Weekly about the film, Maleficent. “But it’s the first time they’re looking at this epic woman … I hope in the end you see a woman who is capable of being many things, and just because she protects herself and is aggressive, it doesn’t mean she can’t have other [warmer] qualities.”

She added, “It’s a really great script. I’m having a lot of fun. I’ve already got my horns fitted. My kids are very happy.”


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