Actress Angelina Jolie has long been attached to Disney's live-action fairy tale Maleficent, and now it seems she will have some company, with Elle Fanning in talks to join the cast.

This project turns the classic Sleeping Beauty story on its ear, with a revisionist take told from the villain's perspective. Elle Fanning is in negotiations to portray Aurora, the young princess who falls under the spell of Angelina Jolie's wicked title character.

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We reported back in January that production designer Robert Stromberg signed on to make his directorial debut with Maleficent, working from a screenplay by Linda Woolverton (Alice in Wonderland).

It still isn't known when production may begin on Maleficent, but with the cast starting to come together, shooting may start in the near future.