Disney's Maleficent, a live - action orgins story starring Angelina Jolie as one of Disney's most iconnic villians, is eyeing a June start date in London.
Robert Stromberg will direct Maleficent from a script by Linda Woolverton and is already in the U.K. prepping the film. Malificent is a passion project for Jolie and will be her next acting role.
One possibility for the role of Aurora is Elle Fanning, who is in talks to join the cast. Fanning's star status rose last year with Somewhere and J.J. Adrams sci - fi movie Super 8.
Jolie, who recently made her feature directorial debut with Bosnian war drama In the Land of Blood and Honey, has long been toying with the idea of playing the famous fairy - sorceress in the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale.Her children want her to make the movie and even call her "mom - elicent". She's also eager to make a live - action family film after her experience voicing the Kung Fu Panda franchise.
Sounds exciting...Dr Lee (retired , Club 33 bartender)