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Elle Fanning in talks for ‘Maleficent’

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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