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Angelina Jolie's Maleficent "respects" 1959's Sleeping Beauty

  | April 23, 2014 13:43 IST (Los Angeles)
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Angelina Jolie features as the titular villain in the forthcoming film Maleficent.

Actress Angelina Jolie's forthcoming Disney film Maleficent may have new twists, but it will respect the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty.

Actress Angelina Jolie's forthcoming Disney film Maleficent may have new twists, but it will respect the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty.
The 38-year-old stars as the titular villain, who is the self-proclaimed Mistress of All Evil in the forthcoming film. The makers have added a new twist to the story, but she insists there are elements familiar with the 1959 tale of Sleeping Beauty where the character originates. (Also read:Angelina Jolie, Stella McCartney create Maleficent-inspired children's clothing)
"We've respected the classic, we've tried to bring you what you love about the story. We also hope to bring a world that you've never seen before. It's a very beautiful story, and I think it is very different from what people are going to expect," contactmusic.com quoted Jolie as saying.
The film is directed by Robert Stromberg who revealed that the film will give the audience a chance to find out the history of character, who cursed infant Princess in the original film. (Also read:Angelina Jolie used to scare her children to prepare for Maleficent)
"This film gives us the opportunity to find out the history of Maleficent and what drove her to the dark side," said Stromberg.


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