Link to our thread on Sleeping Beauty (1959).
Links to threads on Linda Woolverton's other films The Lion King (1994), Arctic Tale (2007) and Alice in Wonderland (2010). We don't seem to have any threads on Beauty and the Beast (1991), Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) or Mulan (1998).
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Will Angelina Jolie wake Sleeping Beauty?
With "Maleficent," the postmodern take on "Sleeping Beauty," gaining momentum at Disney, there's also a star who could be surging with it: Angelina Jolie.
Earlier this week, the news broke that Disney had hired its longtime collaborator Linda Woolverton ("Beauty and the Beast," "The Lion King") to work on the screenplay for the live-action take on the 50-year-old hit. (Maleficent is the evil fairy godmother in the Disney film; this story would be told, "Wicked"-like, from her perspective.)
Both Tim Burton and Angelina Jolie had last spring been rumored to join the project, which Disney has been kicking around for a while as a way to mine its library, among other things. Burton's involvement remains unclear as he contemplates several projects. But sources say that, as of the last few weeks, Jolie is keen on the film and would like to sign on to play the titular villain.
Los Angeles Times, March 26
Edited by Peter T Chattaway, 24 May 2014 - 05:13 PM.