Angelina Jolie May Play the Evil Queen in Disney's Maleficent
Just earlier this week, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland writer Linda Woolverton was brought on to write Disney's Maleficent, a live-action take on the evil queen from the 1959 animated classic Sleeping Beauty. We already know that Burton is circling the film as one of many potential projects for him to direct next, and now the project might gain even more steam as LA Times says Angelina Jolie has become quite interested in the project lately and is eager to sign on as the evil queen. However, with no deal, script or Tim Burton's official involvement yet (which could be part of her interest), this could just as easily not come to fruition.
With no other projects lined up after she finishes shooting The Tourist, there's nothing to stop Jolie from boarding the project except herself. Jolie would certainly be a very interesting choice for the role of the evil queen, whose story would be told in a Wicked-like fashion as to how the character became such a vile queen. And although taking on a villain as a main character seems kind of dark, this is Disney we're talking about, which would actually be an interesting change of pace for Jolie who has never really starred in a family film. Anyway, I'm interested to see how this turns out. What do you think of Angelina Jolie as Maleficent?