There are moments in movie entertainment when one looks at the cast and says…”You were born for this role.” That was my immediate impression when I heard Angolina Jolie was going to be cast as Maleficent. Disney’s makeover of the classic includes changing the title to Maleficent – the antagonist in Sleeping Beauty.
Robert Stromberg is making his Feature Film Directing Debut after years of being a leader in Visual Effects and Production Design. With creative credits from Avatar and Alice in Wonderland, I believe Maleficent is a perfect transition from his former endeavors.
Sleeping Beauty has always been my favorite Disney film, but the anticipation I have for Maleficent is exponentially increasing by the day. Though my characters in Shadows of Kings were inspired by an amalgamation of people, events and personal inspiration, I have to admit that shades of my arch-villain, Rizela was inspired by the original Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty. And wouldn’t you know it, when daydreaming of an actress to play Rizela, the first star that came to mind was Angolina Jolie. But Stromberg beat me to the punch. That’s ok, Angolina…you can still be Rizela…Call me!
- Magnificent Maleficent: 10 Things To Love About My Fav Disney Character (wereallmadinhere.wordpress.com)
- Angelina Jolie’s daughter to join her in Maleficent (guardian.co.uk)
- Vivienne Jolie-Pitt To Star Opposite Angelina Jolie In ‘Maleficent’ (news.moviefone.com)
- Angelina Jolie’s Daughter Vivienne To Have Small Role In ‘Maleficent’ (moviesblog.mtv.com)