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Tuesday March 30, 2010 1:27 pm

Angelina Jolie Rumored for Sleeping Beauty’s Maleficent Role

Angelina Jolie and Maleficent

Right now, is busy working with actor Johnny Depp on their upcoming film The Tourist. Some time down the line, she may also find herself paired up with her co-star’s favorite director.

According to a report, the Oscar winning actress could be tapping into her darker side to play Maleficent in Disney’s live-action adaptation of . In the classic tale, the evil fairy godmother is responsible for putting Princess Aurora into a 100-year sleep. The updated version - being written by Linda Woolverton (The Lion King) - would tell the story from the villainess’ perspective.

If cast, Jolie may work , the man behind Disney’s wildly successful Alice in Wonderland adaptation. Although Burton’s name has been rumored for the project for some time now, he has not yet formally committed himself to the movie.

Read More | Los Angeles Times

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