Sleeping Beauty Adaptation to Star Angelina Jolie?

April 1, 2010  |  1:00pm

Rumors have been flying for months now about Tim Burton putting his own dark spin on the classic Disney movie Sleeping Beauty. The updated version, tentatively titled Maleficent, would have a fresh take on the princess/prince charming story. In the reworked film, audiences would see the story from the point of view of the evil and jealous witch Maleficent.

Burton has yet to confirm that he’ll direct the film, but new reports continue to surface. And with the success of Burton’s latest, Alice in Wonderland, another animated childrens’ flick turned live-action blockbuster may not be a bad idea for the director. Another name has entered the mix as well, though. According to USA Today, Disney has its eye on Angelina Jolie to star at the movie’s titular character.

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