More Casting News for “Maleficent”

More Casting News for “Maleficent”

Now things are getting interesting! has just reported that Kenneth Cranham, Lesley Manville, Miranda Richardson, Sam Riley and Imelda Staunton have just joined the cast of Maleficent. Sweet! I’m impressed enough now. These five will join Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning in the story behind Maleficent’s hatred of Princess Aurora.

Here’s the skinny: “Cranham (Hot FuzzMade in Dagenham) will play a human king with machinations against the world of fairies. Manville (Another Year) will play Fittle and Staunton (Vera DrakeHarry Potter films), Knotgrass, two pixies that guard Fanning’s Aurora. Richardson (The HoursHarry Potter films) is the fairy Queen Ulla and aunt to Maleficent and Riley (ControlOn the Road) is Diaval, Maleficent’s aide with the power to turn into a raven.”

This is my personal favorite fairy tale story, so the idea grabbed me a while ago, but this lineup just keeps getting better. We’ll be following this film as it develops. Unfortunately we have to wait until 2014 to actually see it.

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Liz is a wife and mother of three from the Clarksville, TN area who likes being able to discuss her favorite TV shows with adults sometimes. She is addicted to the fairy tale themed TV shows that are so popular recently, such as Grimm, Once Upon a Time and Sleepy Hollow. Contact her at

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