AceShowbiz - Angelina Jolie is putting back her horrns. Disney has announced that the filming for "Maleficent 2" is currently underway in London, four years after the first movie hit theaters. The 42-year-old actress is set to reprise her titular role alongside Elle Fanning, who is back to play Princess Aurora.
The two returning actress will be joined by Michelle Pfeiffer in the upcoming sequel. The legendary star has been officially tapped to play Queen Ingrith, who will set up some epic scenes between her and Angelina's dark fairy Maleficent.
Elle took to her Instagram account to share some goofy set photos. The first photo saw her in a white dress and sporting sophisticated-looking black glasses, giving a contrast to her princessy hair style. Someone appeared to photobomb her selfie as Maleficent's iconic horns were featured at the back of Elle's head. "Ultimate Photobomb #Maleficent2," she wrote in the caption.
The other photo revealed that it was actually Angelina photobomb-ing Elle's selfie. Teaming up her horns and a white towel kimono robe, the "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" star could be seen flashing a big smile while doing a cute v-sign. She completed her look with a pair of black shades. Elle captioned the snap, "It's bring your mom to work day on the #Maleficent2 set!!!!!"
The cast of "Maleficent 2" also includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Robert Lindsay, Ed Skrein and Harris Dickinson. Chiwetel's character remains under-wraps, though it's rumored to be a romantic foil for Jolie's dark fairy in the movie. Ed is said to be playing a villainous character, while Harris is taking over the role of Prince Philip, who was previously played by Brenton Thwaites in "Maleficent".
The newly-added cast members join returning cast that includes Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville. Sam will once again play Diaval with Imelda, Juno and Lesley reprising their roles as the pixies Knotgrass, Flittle and Thistlwit, respectively.
The official logline of "Maleficent 2" reads, "A fantasy adventure that picks up several years after 'Maleficent', in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora, 'Maleficent II' continues 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."
"Maleficent 2" will be helmed by Joachim Ronning from a script by Linda Woolverton, Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster.