More Jolie-Pitt Kids Join Cast of 'Maleficent'

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  • Angelina Jolie in Maleficent
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    Angelina Jolie stars in Disney's "Maleficent" scheduled for release in 2014.
By Sami K. Martin , Christian Post Reporter
October 23, 2012|12:14 pm

Angelina Jolie has managed to make her latest film, the much-anticipated "Maleficent," a family affair. Three of her six children will be featured in the upcoming movie.

Vivienne, four, was the first to be cast in the film due to her resemblance to 14-year-old Elle Fanning. She will portray a younger version of the Princess Aurora (aka Sleeping Beauty). Now, though, Pax and Zahara will also be starring in the film, making the movie a true family affair.

"Angie thought it would be a fun experience for her and Viv to share, and Viv is a natural," a source told The Sun. Yet the other children decided they wanted to participate as well, so allowances were made for them to have non-speaking roles.

"They have smaller parts," a source confirmed to Us Weekly. "Shiloh was supposed to be in it too, but she was bored and not in the mood during the day her part was supposed to happen, so she ended up not being in the film."

The movie is expected to be a blockbuster and a novel new explanation of the reason Maleficent has so much hatred toward the infant Aurora. Disney, of course, made the ballet a classic family film, but "Maleficent" seeks to turn that story upside down by telling it from the villain's point of view.

"It's not anti-princess," Jolie told Entertainment Weekly. "But it's the first time they're looking at this epic woman. I hope in the end you see a woman who is capable of being many things, and just because she protects herself and is aggressive, it doesn't mean she can't have other [warmer] qualities."

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The film is expected to be released in March 2014, and with the excitement already following its every move, the movie should do quite well.

 

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