Imelda Staunton and Miranda Richardson Cast in Disney’s Maleficent
Disney’s upcoming Angelina Jolie starrer, Maleficent, has snagged to more actresses for its growing list of cast members. Angelina Jolie is already set to play the titular villainess, but Heat Vision has reported that Miranda Richardson, Imelda Staunton, Sharlto Copley, Kenneth Cranham, Sam Riley, and Lesley Manville will also be part of the film. The younger version of Maleficent will be portrayed by India Eisley.
Maleficent will be directed by Robert Stromberg, and will tell the story of the villainess in more detail. Manville and Staunton will play the fairies Flittle and Knotgrass, respectively – two of the three fairies that end up taking care of Aurora after Maleficent’s evil deed. Richardson will play Queen Ulla, who is a Fairy Queen related but opposed to Maleficent. Cranham will play a human king who plots to conquer the fairy kingdom.
The movie begins shooting next month in London. Maleficent is slated to open on March 14th, 2014.