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Angelina Jolie's MALEFICENT May Have Found Its Sleeping Beauty

Published at: March 9, 2012, 12:49 p.m. CST

The Kidd here...

With Disney scheduled to start production on MALEFICENT, the live-action Sleeping Beauty tale told from the evil queen's perspective, in June, it's a bit necessary for The Mouse to move with some quickness in nailing down an actress to play the comatose princess opposite Angelina Jolie's titular role. 

Enter Elle Fanning.

Last seen in Cameron Crowe's WE BOUGHT A ZOO, Fanning is a younger actress with at least some name value, which is what I think Disney was looking for here. It's not like she's going to have to do much, as a great deal of the film is believed to revolve around Maleficent, with Princess Aurora taking quite the lengthy nap throughout the film. However, in the time she is awake, an actress who can hold her own against Jolie is necessary, and it looks like Fanning fits the bill, according to Twitch, unless her negotiations with The Mouse somehow break down. 

 

-Billy Donnelly

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