Angelina Jolie’s ‘Maleficent’ Eyes Elle Fanning To Play Sleeping Beauty

by Koun Bae

As the latest refurbished fairytale film “Maleficent” gears up to start shooting in June, we hear exciting news that “Super 8″ star Elle Fanning is in talks to join the ranks of other Hollywood It-girls getting the royal treatment.

The Disney film, which tells the children’s classic Sleeping Beauty from the evil witch’s point of view a la “Wicked,” would pair up Fanning with Angelina Jolie, who is set to play the role of Maleficent. We think Elle would make the perfect fair-haired Princess Aurora; we can just imagine her now, wide-eyed, pricking her finger on a spinning wheel and collapsing delicately in a cloud of pink.

But how does the Fanning-Jolie team stack up to some other incredibly attractive evil queen-beautiful princess pairings of late? Read our take past the break!

1. Lily Collins-Julia Roberts
Lily Collins has the same innocent princess look as Elle Fanning. Trailers show “Mirror, Mirror” to be a cute, light-hearted take on Snow White, and accordingly Julia Roberts’ evil queen seems to be more humorous than frightening. Lily Collins’ Snow White trips over her enormous dress, and Julia Roberts’ Queen rolls her eyes and continues to stare at Armie Hammer’s remarkably white teeth.

2. Kristen Stewart-Charlize Theron
The team of “Snow White and the Huntsman” seems to take life a little more seriously than the rest, and judging by the trailers, Charlize Theron is having no problems unleashing her evil powers. Kristen Stewart makes one tough princess leaping around in chainmail and brandishing swords, but would she be able to take down Elle Fanning and her puppy dog eyes?

3. Elle Fanning-Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie has all the makings of an excellent villain, a femme fatale face and kick-ass action roles in films like “Tomb Raider” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” Plus, she has a killer right leg… ahem, legs that could do some serious damage. Elle Fanning doesn’t look like she could hurt a ladybug, but the question is, would anyone be able to hurt her?

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