Jolie Wants To Be Sleeping Beauty Villain

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July 12, 2010 | 12:10pm EST

Angelina Jolie is desperate for a chance to play the evil Maleficent in a new Sleeping Beauty adaptation – because she “loved” the fairytale when she was a little girl.

The Tomb Raider star is said to be in the running for the upcoming movie, a retelling of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale from the perspective of the princess’ nemesis.

And she is lobbying for Tim Burton to sign up to direct the project – because she’s always wanted to work with the filmmaker.

Jolie tells, “I would love to. It’s all new and being discussed, but I loved her when I was a little girl. She was my favorite. Tim Burton, the chance to work with him would be extraordinary.”