Hot: Angelina Jolie Begins Shooting Disney's Maleficent in London

Disney starts production of Angelina Jolie’s “Maleficent” in London –

Walt Disney Studios has begun filming its live-action fairy tale “Maleficent,” starring Angelina Jolie, in London.

Disney said Tuesday that production began last week on the movie, billed as the untold story of the villainess from the 1959 Disney classic “Sleeping Beauty.”

“The film reveals the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora,” stated a release from Disney.

Co-starring in the film are Sharlto Copley (“District 9”), Elle Fanning (“Super 8”), Sam Riley (“On the Road”), Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”), Miranda Richardson (“The Hours”),Juno Temple (“Atonement“) and Lesley Manville (“Secrets & Lies”).