Jolie's wicked turn in 'Maleficent' gets 2014 date

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie is turning wicked as one of Disney's most-famous villains in "Maleficent," a live-action twist on "Sleeping Beauty" that's set for release just under two years from now.

Walt Disney Studios announced Monday that "Maleficent" is due in theaters on March 14, 2014.

The film will spell out the back story of the evil enchantress in Disney's animated classic "Sleeping Beauty."

Production designer Robert Stromberg, a two-time Academy Award winner for "Avatar" and "Alice in Wonderland," is set to direct.

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