Disney has been hard at work on their new and live take on Sleeping Beauty, entitled Maleficent. Yes, that means there’ll be more focus on the villain. In the starring role? Angelina Jolie; and an official photo recently surfaced of her in costume.

“I hope in the end you see a woman who is capable of being many things, and just because she protects herself and is aggressive, it doesn’t mean she can’t have other warmer qualities. You have to figure out the puzzle of what she is.”

–Angelina Jolie on Maleficent

I’m liking the stylistic choice of following closely with the cartoon; Jolie certainly fits the look too.

Elle Fanning co-stars as Princess Aurora, Juno Temple as Thistletwit, Miranda Richardson as Queen Ulla, and Sharlto Copley as Stefan.

Maleficent releases in theaters March 14, 2014.

[Empire Online]