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May 8, 2012

Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent Adds Seven More

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Elle FanningAfter a long delay, looks like things are really rolling on the Angelina Jolie-fronted Sleeping Beauty movie “Maleficent” now. The film, set to be directed by Robert Stromberg, has now added seven more names to its cast that previously only included Jolie and Sharlto Copley.

Of the new seven faces, the biggest name is Elle Fanning (“Super 8″), who has been cast as young Aurora, the Sleeping Beauty of the fairy tale that crosses Maleficent’s path and gets knocked out for her troubles.

She will be joined by Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville, playing pixies Knotgrass and Flittl, who end up taking care of Aurora along with a third pixie; Miranda Richardson as Queen Ulla, the fairy queen and Maleficent’s aunt; Kenneth Cranham as a human king who plots to conquer the fairy kingdom; and Sam Riley as Diaval, Maleficent’s right hand man, a raven who can change into human form. And finally, India Eisley (“Underworld: Awakening”) will be playing a young Maleficent, who will be seen in the beginning.

Jolie, of course, is playing the titular witch Maleficent, while Copley is King Stefan, the half-human, half-fairy bastard son of the human king.

The film will take the “re-imagined” approach and tell the tale from Maleficent’s point of view, with production kicking off later in June of this year. Despite that early start date, the film won’t be scheduled to hit theaters until March 14, 2014. That’s a curiously long delay.

India Eisley

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