So This Happened: Angelina Jolie as Maleficent

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Angelina Jolie as Maleficent. Photo courtesy of Greg Williams/DisneyWhen we first heard Angelina Jolie would be playing the evil queen in Disney's Maleficent we knew she'd be perfect for the role, and the first image of her in costume has us stoked for the reimagined version of "Sleeping Beauty." The upcoming film with focus on Maleficent and explain what caused her to curse the baby Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), played by Elle Fanning. With twisted horns, yellow eyes, sculpted cheeks, and a blood red lip, Jolie looks perhaps even scarier than the evil sorceress in Disney's 1959 animated classic.

The original Maleficent. Photo courtesy of DisneyThe original Maleficent. Photo courtesy of DisneyFilming began in London on June 13 and is expected to run through the summer. The Jolie-Pitts have temporarily made the UK their new home.
Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple, Imelda Staunton and Sam Riley will also star in the film.

"Maleficent" is set to open in theaters in 3D on March 14, 2014. That feels like a lifetime away, but this first image of Jolie has us abnormally excited for a children's movie.