Actress to join Angelina Jolie in Disney pic

Elle Fanning is in early talks to star in Disney’s “Maleficent,” opposite Angelina Jolie.

Fanning, most recently seen in Fox’s “We Bought a Zoo” and Paramount’s “Super 8,” would play sleeping beauty Princess Aurora. Visual f/x supervisor Robert Stromberg will make his directorial debut on the pic, based on a script by Linda Woolverton (“Alice in Wonderland”). “Maleficent” revolves around the green-skinned wicked witch seen in Disney’s 1959 toon “Sleeping Beauty.”

Casting was first reported by TwitchFilm.

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