Actress Angelina Jolie has long been attached to Disney’s live-action fairy tale Maleficent, which is set to look at the Sleeping Beauty tale from the evil fairy’s point of view. She was recently joined by director Robert Stromberg and it appear the script is nearly ready, so the next job is to find the story’s sleepy princess.
Twitch reports that Super 8 and We Bought A Zoo actress Elle Fanning is in talks for the role of the sleeping beauty, Aurora, the young princess who falls under the spell of Angelina Jolie’s wicked title character.
Robert Stromberg will direct from a screenplay by Linda Woolverton (Alice in Wonderland). With the pieces coming together, THR suggest that it’s start shooting in June.