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Angelina Jolie To Play Sleeping Beauty's Maleficent?

3/29/2010 8:27am EDT

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie is turning to the dark side - she's in talks play the wicked fairy godmother in a live action remake of Sleeping Beauty.

Fantasy filmmaker Tim Burton will direct the modernized version of the Disney classic following the success of Alice In Wonderland, and Jolie will add her star power to the project as famous villain Maleficent, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Alice In Wonderland has become America's highest-grossing movie of the year so far after taking $116.3 million earlier this month in its first three days on U.S. release.

Jolie is currently shooting The Tourist with Burton's frequent collaborator and Alice In Wonderland star Johnny Depp.

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