Dove Cameron to Star in Disney Channel’s ‘Descendants’

Dove Cameron Star Disney Channel's 'Descendants'

Telepic about daughter of Maleficent to follow Mouse's summer release of Angelina Jolie pic

Disney Channel is adding even more oomph to its push to turn Dove Cameron into a signature star for the Mouse House. She’s been cast as the lead in its “Descendants” telepic revolving around the offspring of iconic Disney villains.

Cameron will play Mal, daughter of Maleficent, the evil witch from 1959’s “Sleeping Beauty.” She’s the ringleader of a group of teenage kids of famed Disney villains who wind up tangling with the good-hearted son of the King and Queen from “Beauty and the Beast,” among others.

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Kenny Ortega is directing the telepic, which is set to begin production in the spring for a 2015 debut. That timing ensures that the teenage Mal character will draft off the attention for Angelina Jolie’s turn as the horn-bedecked baddie in the live-action “Maleficent,” set for release next summer.

Cameron, who turns 18 on Jan. 15, at present stars in the Disney Channel comedy “Liv and Maddie,” and she will be seen next month in the cabler’s snowboarding-themed telepic “Cloud 9.”

The Mouse is also revving up Cameron’s music career, with vids running on Disney Channel for her track on the recent compilation album “Disney Holidays Unwrapped.” The “Descendants” role will also call for some singing.

“Dove is a multi-dimensional actress whose undeniable charisma allows her to conjure the many facets of Mal, the sharp-edged yet vulnerable daughter of one of Disney’s most wicked villains,” said Judy Taylor, Disney Channels Worldwide’s senior veep of casting and talent relations.

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  1. Jhleah says:

    Hi Dove Cameron my name is Jhleah Kijhay Pryor and I just want to say I love you on liv and Maddie but I really like Maddie we are just alike we like basketball and we don’t like shopping and more things we like to.So please get back to me I’m one of your biggest fans thank you.

  2. I will like to audition on Disney my name is Tierra I love to acting and I will like to he on that show thanks againif you have questions call me at9013648216 I am 15 I love Disney channel shows

  3. Ronnie says:

    Jay, very spot on (sadly) with all of Chloe’s (now Dove’s) changes, especially physically. But credit must also be shared by her mother, who allowed the first of these major changes to be done at only 14 when she first arrived in Hollywood, prior to her Disney contract. Alas, there’s too much out there in the memories of her classmates, as well as photos and videos, of the girl who was once “Chloe Hosterman” (it’s with an ‘H’, btw) that I’m sure it’ll one day resurface when they least expect it… if they don’t leak it themselves.

  4. Jay Overman says:

    is still an animated movie? or is this a real deal?

    I totally see where they are going with Dove. Certainly, after Disney Channel’s many failed experiments to find that one person to represent of all Disney Channel in the last 10 years, ever since they lost their original in 2003, I totally see how they would build up Ms. Cameron’s career.

    I can say this though, DIsney went through a lot of great lengths to remove original history and all connections related to her previous life as Chloe Osterman.

    I’m impressed that this time around they went through more than just physical and mental changes to adapting their newest representation of their Disney Channel Star.

    Certainly, a lot more than when they did with Hilary Duff, who was by far not as much changes to begin with.

    I look forward to see what it is they will be doing with Ms. Cameron’s career as it goes on for the next 10 years. I clearly see that it will be much longer in spite of her twenties. Luckily, the changes made to her will allow to stay almost the same age.

    Here’s to a good future, though I do certainly hope not much will be revealed from the previous past, and here’s to a problem-free future. Although, these days, many issues can affect the average household anyday. Just ease off the drinks and she’ll be just fine.

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