Angelina Jolie says she's thinking about giving up acting to be a stay-at-home mom, but hasn't she been semi-retired for a while now? Jolie, who can generate headlines simply by pursing her pillow lips a certain way, started the Internet buzzing when she told Britain's Channel 4 News (via the Huffington Post): "I think I'm going to have to give up the acting as the kids hit the teenage years...too much to manage at home." more »
The Jolie-Pitt brood appear to have caught the acting bug from their folks. Last August, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's four-year-old daughter was cast as the young Princess Aurora in Maleficent, starring her superstar mother in the title role. Now, two siblings are set to join the production, and with a 2014 release date, could there be room for more?
Nepotism strikes again (but that's okay): Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's 4-year-old daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt has scored her first movie role. The tot will play a young version of Princess Aurora, later played as a teenager by 14-year-old Elle Fanning, in Disney's live-action Maleficent, which stars Jolie as the famous evil witch of Sleeping Beauty lore and is in production gearing towards a 2014 release. According to The Sun, it was mama Jolie's idea: "Ange thought it would be a fun experience for her and Viv to share, and Viv is a natural." [The Sun via The Insider]
Cower in fear (and admiration) for the villainous Angelina Jolie! Releasing a first look at their upcoming Maleficent, Disney announced today that production is underway on the Jolie-toplined adaptation centered on Sleeping Beauty's evil witch, which "reveals the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora." Just look at those cheekbones. Scary!
Also in this morning's news briefs: Disney picks an unknown prince for Maleficent, another summer indie hits a specialty box-office milestone, and more...