“Maleficent II” production begins with Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning reprising their roles

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Maleficent 2

Production has begun on “Maleficent II,” a sequel to the 2014 global box office hit “Maleficent,” at Pinewood Studios and on locations throughout the UK.

Academy Award and three-time Golden Globe winner Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning reprise 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.”

Michelle Pfeiffer, Golden Globe Award winning, Emmy nominated and three-time Academy Award nominated actress, joins the cast as Queen Ingrith. Also joining the production are Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein and Robert Lindsay. Harris Dickinson joins “Maleficent II” as Prince Phillip.

“Maleficent II” is directed by Joachim Rønning and written by Linda Woolverton and Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster. The producers are Joe Roth and Angelina Jolie.

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, “Maleficent II” continues 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.

There is currently no release date set for “Maleficent II.”

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