Production Underway on MALEFICENT II
Fans will be excited to know that production is underway for Maleficent II, a sequel to the 2014 global box office hit Maleficent. Production is taking place at Pinewood Studios and on locations throughout the U.K.. Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning will be reprising their roles as the dark fairy Maleficent and Princess Aurora, respectively, two characters from the studio’s animated classic “Sleeping Beauty,” whose untold story was brought to life on screen in Maleficent.
Joining the cast will be Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith and Harris Dickinson as Prince Phillip. They will also be joined by Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein ,and Robert Lindsay
Maleficent II is directed by Joachim Rønning (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” “Kon-Tiki”) and written by Linda Woolverton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Beauty and the Beast”) and Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster (“Transparent”). The producers are Joe Roth (“Alice through the Looking Glass,” “Oz the Great and Powerful,” “Maleficent”) and Angelina Jolie.
Additional cast members returning from the 2014 film include: Sam Riley as Diaval; Imelda Staunton as the pixie Knotgrass; Juno Temple as the pixie Thistlewit; and Lesley Manville as the pixie Flittle.
Maleficent II is a fantasy adventure that picks up several years after “Maleficent,” in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora. This new film will continue to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen, as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within.
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