Rumors are flying about Angelina Jolie’s potential involvement in Disney’s upcoming live-action film, Maleficent. The story will tell Disney’s classic “Sleeping Beauty” tale from the villain’s perspective.
Both Tim Burton and Angelina Jolie had last spring been rumored to join the project, which Disney has been kicking around for a while as a way to mine its library, among other things. Burton’s involvement remains unclear as he contemplates several projects. But sources say that, as of the last few weeks, Jolie is keen on the film and would like to sign on to play the titular villain.
There’s no deal…or script!…yet, and nobody’s certain whether Jolie’s involvement would be conditional based on Tim Burton’s sign-on as director.