The first official photo of as Maleficent, in the upcoming of the same name from Disney. The is set to open on March 14, 2014 in 3D.

Official Synopsis:

The Studios announced today that production began Wednesday, June 13th, on “Maleficent,” starring Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie. Directed by two-time Oscar-winning production designer Robert Stromberg (Avatar, Alice in Wonderland), in his directorial debut, and produced by Joe Roth, Maleficent is written by Linda Woolverton (The King, Beauty and the Beast) and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, Don Hahn, Matt Smith and Palak Patel. Co-starring in the film are Sharlto Copley (District 9), Fanning (Super 8), Sam Riley (On the Road), Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake), Miranda Richardson (The Hours), Juno Temple (Atonement) and Lesley Manville (Secrets & Lies).

This is the untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain, Maleficent, from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. The film reveals the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora.

Behind-the-scenes talent includes Academy Award-winning cinematographer Dean Semler (Dances with Wolves,In the Land of Blood and Honey), production designer Gary Freeman (Saving Private Ryan, The Bourne Supremacy), two-time Oscar nominated costume designer Anna B. Sheppard (Schindler’s List, The Pianist) and seven-time Academy Award-winning makeup artist Rick Baker (Planet of the Apes, Men in Black).

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