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First Look At Angelina Jolie In Character As Disney's 'Maleficent'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 19, 2012 10:27 AM
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It took a little time, but the fairytale movie duck was broken a few weeks back when "Snow White And The Huntsman" proved to be a solid hit. More recent pictures based on fables and legends, like "Red Riding Hood" and "Mirror Mirror," had mostly underperformed, but SWATH proved that there's plenty of gold to be mined from the sub-genre, and many must have breathed a sigh of relief, not least Disney, who have a number of live-action properties based on their animated fairytale classics in the works.

Rumor: Angelina Jolie To Direct The Erotic Novel 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' For Universal

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 7, 2012 10:42 PM
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"Fifty Shades Of Grey." Even if you haven't read the erotic fiction novel by British author E. L. James, it's inescapable in pop culture references these days and you've likely at least heard jokes about it you probably don't understand yet. Described as a "Twilight"-inspired erotic novel about a about a steamy bondage and S&M relationship between a wealthy Seattle businessman and a virginal young college student, the novel has sold ten million copies worldwide and book rights sold in over 37 countries.

Ridley Scott Says ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel To Feature Female Protagonist + Kick-Ass New ‘Prometheus’ Poster

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 17, 2012 11:55 AM
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As the release of “Prometheus,” Ridley Scott’s first sci-fi movie in 30 years, quickly approaches, the journeyman director is opening up about his return to the genre, sharing details about his upcoming “Blade Runner” sequel, and dropping hints about what he’s going to be working on with Angelina Jolie. Plus, a new international "Prometheus" poster has arrived that abandons much of the mystical approach of the previous posters and goes with something everyone can appreciate: spaceships blowing up.

Rick Baker To Design Angelina Jolie's Witchy Look For Disney's 'Maleficent'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 10, 2012 11:44 AM
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While doing the press rounds for this month’s sci-fi sequel “Men in Black III,” certifiable genius make-up designer Rick Baker let slip that he’s already hard at work on Disney’s eagerly anticipated “Maleficent,” a take on the studio's classic animated “Sleepy Beauty” as told through the iconic sorceress’ point of view. That sorceress, of course, is being played by Angelina Jolie. “They’re just starting that now,” Baker told ComingSoon.net. “I designed the make-up for Angelina Jolie. At this point, I’m actually finished with that part of it.”

Angelina Jolie Confirms 'Sleeping Beauty' Reboot 'Maleficent' Is Next, Starts Shooting in June

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 27, 2012 12:00 PM
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Speaking with Entertainment Weekly on the eve of her directorial debut "In the Land of Blood and Honey" hitting home video, Angelina Jolie confirmed that her next feature will be the "Sleeping Beauty" retelling "Maleficent." "The next thing I’m doing is 'Maleficent' for Disney. I start it in June, and it’s a really great script," Jolie told the site. "I’m having a lot of fun. I’ve already got my horns fitted. My kids are very happy."

Billy Bob Thornton Lines Up Angelina Jolie-Inspired Directorial Project 'And Then We Drove'; Plus More Pics From 'Jayne Mansfield's Car'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 13, 2012 3:55 PM
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Absent from the director's chair for nearly a decade, Billy Bob Thornton is on a tear behind the camera. Last spring he unveiled his Willie Nelson documentary "The King Of Luck," and he's currently in Berlin premiering his latest effort "Jayne Mansfield's Car." And it seems he's been doing some wheeling and dealing as well, as he's already lined up his next effort behind the camera.

Angelina Jolie Says She'll Make Sleeping Beauty Reboot 'Maleficent' Next

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 13, 2012 9:05 AM
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Given her omnipresence in the media, it's easy to forget that Angelina Jolie hasn't actually appeared on screen for eighteen months, since the ill-fated "The Tourist." She's not been idle -- far from it, with voice work in "Kung Fu Panda 2" and her directorial debut "In The Land Of Blood and Honey" landing in 2011. But given that she's one of the few actresses who are able to get a project greenlight solely on their name, her absence from starring roles has surely been felt in certain quarters.

Disney Taps Newb Directors For Angelina Jolie's 'Maleficent,' & Alps Adventure Film, 'Matterhorn'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 6, 2012 6:31 PM
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Everyone’s gotta start somewhere. And when you're starting out, you’re cheaper and easier to control, right? The fiscally responsible trends continue in Hollywood: hiring cheap, inexpensive filmmakers to helm tentpole-like pictures. And/or you can look at it in the glass half-full way: studios taking a chance on young, up-and-coming talent. Oh, don’t be so naïve. Kidding… sort of.

Angelina Jolie Talks Making 'In The Land Of Blood And Honey' & How It Furthered Her Understanding Of The Bosnian War

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • December 22, 2011 10:01 AM
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Angelina Jolie was only 17 when the Bosnian war broke out -- when the nascent countries of Bosnia, Serbia, and Croatia took up against each other in a bitter conflict that lasted four years and left 100,000 people dead -- but she considers it "the war of my generation, to my generation." It's the subject of her directorial debut "In the Land of Blood and Honey," which features an all-Bosnian cast, several of whom joined Jolie in New York for a press day to share what it was like working on such an intense project.

Angelina Jolie Says Her Afghanistan War Script Is "Ready To Go" If Financing Comes Through

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • December 20, 2011 4:56 PM
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In a recent "60 Minutes" interview to promote her writing and directorial debut "In the Land of Blood and Honey," Angelina Jolie let slip that she had another project in the wings for her next time behind the camera, what the news program called a war movie set in Afghanistan. So when The Playlist had a moment with Jolie after her 'Blood and Honey' press conference, we asked what that was about.

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