Michelle Pfeiffer has been cast to join Angelina Jolie in Disney’s “Maleficent 2”. Not much is known about the follow up to “Maleficent”, but the film is expected to start filming sometime this year. “Maleficent” opened in 2014 to mixed reviews, but scored a whopping $758 million at the worldwide box office.
According to The Hollywood Reporter:
Pfeiffer, who will play a queen in the film, joins fellow franchise newcomer Ed Skrein, known for his work in Deadpool. Elle Fanning is set to return for the follow-up to the 2014 hit that grossed $758 million at the global box office.
Plot details are being kept locked away in a tower, and it is currently unclear if the sequel will pick up where the original left off. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales co-helmer Joachim Ronning will direct the feature that centers on the Sleeping Beauty antagonist. Joe Roth will produce the film, with Jez Butterworth and Linda Woolverton working on the screenplay.