Angelina Jolie Maleficient new movie

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Angelina Jolie

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The current trend for fairytale re-workings shows no signs of abating with Angelina Jolie donning the famous horned headpiece as classic villain Maleficent in the eponymous movie.

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Taken from the Sleeping Beauty story, the heroine's arch-nemesis gets her very own tale - revealing her back-story and how she came to be "the mistress of all evil".

Ange told press about the role: "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. It's not anti-princess, but it's the first time they're looking at this epic woman [in a different way]. It's a really great script."

And with Elle Fanning playing the beautiful princess Aurora, alongside Brit actors Sam Riley, Miranda Richardson and Imelda Staunton, no doubt this will be a fairytale with a difference.

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