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By Arienne Thompson, USA TODAY

Nice horns, Angie!

Check out the appendages, yellow contacts and Gaga-esque facial prostheses on Angelina Jolie in this first photo of the Oscar-winning actress as villainous Sleeping Beauty character Maleficent.

Disney just announced that production on the upcoming film Maleficent began last week, with Jolie in the title role. Former production designer Robert Stromberg (Avatar, Alice in Wonderland) will make his directorial debut with the film, which also stars Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley and Miranda Richardson, and is being executive-produced by Jolie.

In the studio's release statement, Disney says "the film reveals the events that hardened (Maleficent's) heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora."

Maleficent will hit theaters in 3-D on March 14, 2014.

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