Production has been under way since June on Walt Disney Pictures' Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie as the title character. Today, the studio revealed that the actress' four-year-old daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt has been cast as the young Princess Aurora. Take a look at the official announcement.
Angelina Jolie's daughter Vivienne will play young Princess Aurora in Maleficent
"The Walt Disney Studios confirmed today that Angelina Jolie
's daughter Vivienne
will play a minor role as the child version of Princess Aurora opposite her mother in Maleficent
which hits theatres March 2014. The live-action film explores the origins of Disney's most iconic villain, Maleficent
, and what led her to curse Princess Aurora in Disney's animated classic Sleeping Beauty
Elle Fanning stars as the older Princess Aurora, with Sharlto Copley portraying King Stefan. Robert Stromberg makes his directorial debut, working from a screenplay by Linda Woolverton (Alice in Wonderland).
Maleficent was released May 30th, 2014 and stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Brenton Thwaites. The film is directed by Robert Stromberg.
Sources: Walt Disney Pictures