Production begins on ‘Maleficent II’, with Angelina Jolie & Elle Fanning reprising their roles

Walt Disney Studios has today confirmed that production has officially begun on the anticipated Maleficent II,” the sequel to 2014’s global box office hit “Maleficent,” which will see Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning reprise their roles as Maleficent and Princess Aurora, respectively.

Filming will take place at Pinewood Studios and on various locations throughout the UK.

 Directed by Joachim Rønning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Kon-Tiki), from a screenplay by Linda Woolverton and Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster, the film will also see Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville return from the first film, alongside new cast members: Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein, Robert Lindsay, and Harris Dickinson as Prince Phillip.

Maleficent II” will continue to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within.

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