Beowulf is a computer-animated fantasy film based on the classic epic. Angelina Jolie plays Grendel’s mother, a lizardy creature who is basically nude but painted gold over her entire (computer-animated) body.
I was really surprised that I felt that exposed,” she said at a press conference for the film. “There are certain moments where I felt actually shy – and called home, just to explain that the fun movie that I had done that was digital animation was, in fact, a little different than [what] we expected.”
The film, which uses animation over existing film footage, was a new experience for the film veteran.
…from the Yahoo!News article
Beowulf opens on November 16th.
It is, of course, based on the ancient epic poem of the same name (author unknown). Beowulf is our hero, and Grendel (whose mother is played by Jolie) is the antagonist, a monster.
You’ll have to rely on wikipedia, (or…gasp…actually read the poem) for more info…
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