We talked about how much Angelina Jolie’s character looked alike Michelle Pfeiffer in the 2014 title movie “Maleficent”. Not only the style, but the mood and poster design also reminded us a lot of Michelle’s Catwoman. And who can predict that after 4 years, Michelle really in talks to star opposite another classic cheek bone beauty Angelina in the sequel of this mystery and magical Disney movie.
According to Variety:
Ed Skrein is also on board to join the cast, with “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” helmer Joachim Ronning set to direct.
If a deal closes, Pfeiffer is on board to play the queen in the movie.
Joe Roth is producing the film, with Jez Butterworth and Linda Woolverton penning the latest script. Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster wrote the most recent draft.
It is not clear where this film will pick up following the first movie, which was based on the fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty.” The original story centered on an evil fairy who cursed an infant princess to eternal sleep, only to realize the young girl was the only one who could save the kingdom from its dangerous ruler. “Maleficent” broke several box office records on its way to making $758.5 million worldwide.
Production on the sequel is set to start in 2018.
After taking some time off, Pfeiffer has been busy in the past year, starting with her Emmy-nominated role in the HBO movie “Wizard of Lies,” where she played Bernie Madoff’s wife, Ruth. She followed that up with scene-stealing roles in Darren Aronofsky’s “Mother!” and “Murder on the Orient Express.”
Pfeiffer can be seen next in Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” her first comic-book role since her famous turn as Catwoman in “Batman Returns.”
She is repped by CAA and Management 360.
That Hashtag Show also reported that Michelle will play the role of Queen Ingris an antagonist to Jolie’s Maleficent:
Last week it was reported that Deadpool actor Ed Skrien was in talks to play the villain in Disney’s Maleficent 2. Well according to Variety actress Michelle Pfeiffer is also in talks to join the upcoming film. Which brings back star Angelina Jolie as the title character of Maleficent, as well as Elle Fanning as Aurora.
If a deal closes, Pfeiffer would play the role of Queen Ingris an antagonist to Jolies Maleficent. THS has also learned that production on the film will begin on May 1 in London. Details on the films story is being kept under wraps. The first Maleficent was a box office hit grossing over $750 million at the worldwide box office.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales director Joachim Rønning (without directing partner Espen Sandberg) is helming the film from a script by Jez Butterworth. Butterworth most recently worked on the script for Disney’s other villain film in development Cruella.
We believe that filming has begun in London and Variety also reported that ‘Trust’ Star Harris Dickinson is likely to play the Prince and possibly Michelle’s son.