Eisley set as Jolie's mini-'Maleficent'
India Eisley is set to play a younger version of Angelina Jolie’s character in Disney’s 'Maleficent', Variety's Jeff Sneider reports (registration required). Live-action fantasy pic stars Jolie in the title role as Disney’s ultimate villainess. Eisley will play young Maleficent in the opening act.
Sharlto Copley will co-star as Stefan, the half-human, half-fairy son of the human king (Kenneth Cranham). Supporting cast also includes Sam Riley as Maleficent’s right-hand man, Miranda Richardson as Maleficent’s regal aunt, and Brit thesps Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville as pixies who care for Aurora.
Veteran production designer Robert Stromberg is making his directorial debut from a script by Linda Woolverton, who wrote Disney’s billion-dollar grosser Alice in Wonderland. Disney will release the pic on March 14, 2014.
by Todd Kushigemachi
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