Angelina Jolie as Maleficent: First Photo!

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Angelina Jolie was brilliantly cast as Maleficent, the villain in Sleeping Beauty, in Disney's forthcoming live-action film based on and titled after the character.

Need proof? How about the striking photo below.

The Oscar-winning star, whose world-famous cheekbones and lips feel tailor made for the role, dons Maleficent's sinister horns in the first promotional pic:

Angelina Jolie Maleficent

A retelling of the 1959 animated classic (based on a well-known fairy tale), production finally began on Maleficent in England's Pinewood Studios June 13.

Disney says the film, an origins story of sorts, "reveals events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora," played by Elle Fanning.

"It's a really great script. I'm having a lot of fun. I've already got my horns fitted," Jolie said of the role in March. "My kids are very happy too."

"It's not anti-princess, but it's the first time they're looking at this epic woman [in a different way]," she explained of the new take on the story.

"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."

As for Angelina directing 50 Shades of Grey? Not happening.

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Tacky but true. The Tourist was hilarious-When Depp ran acorss the rooftop I realized he actually runs that way he's not doing that to make Jack Sparrow funnier (sucking sound of ALL his sexiness disappearing). Jolie somehow wound up w/a man who was w/'America's Sweetheart'—don't think she needs help w/anything. As always share yr views love yr knowledge perspective. I think it's a mistake for Besson but he's crazy talented so we'll see what he does w/her hope it's good for older women.

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i cannot endure the suspense accompanied with this upcoming film! it is utter bollocks that the film has not been in production earlier. Angelia Joile is the perfect actress to portray such a character and i cannot endure the suspense much longer. there's no fuckin trailer tho, that really blows a big one!

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Sooo, this is just another remake, this proves that hollywood can't come up with anything unique anymore. Also from the description this sounds like a rip off of Wicked.

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Angelina "The Leg" Jolie as an evil bitch? That figures.

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Multi-talented, seeing her never gets old. Would love to see her do something silly though, just because she can ya know? She's done it all, I'd love to see her act like an idiot.

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shes made for d role.

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Oh man, i am SO OVER angelina jolie.

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Not a huge fan of her but from the picture she looks like a good fit.