Having revealed plans to take on the project late last month, Angelina Jolie’s latest undertaking of “Maleficent” has now been given a release date.
The tale, which is the re-telling of “Sleeping Beauty” from the perspective of her evil character Maleficent, will be making its way into theaters on March 14, 2014.
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With Robert Stromberg set to direct, filming is expected to get underway a few months from now in June.
Of the gig, Miss Jolie previously told press, “It sounds really crazy to say that there will be something that’s good for young girls in this, because it sounds like you’re saying they should be a villain. [Maleficent] is actually a great person, but she’s not perfect. She’s far from perfect… In general, it’s a very good message to say, ‘let’s look at something from the other side.’”
“But then also, what our challenge will be — and the script writer [Linda Woolverton] has already cracked it — is not to simplify it, not to just reverse the story but tell a bigger story that doesn’t point the finger [at Princess Aurora] either. It doesn’t flip it,” she added.