The film will center around the point-of-view of Maleficent, the self-proclaimed “Mistress of All Evil” from “Sleeping Beauty”, and the eventual spell she casts upon Aurora on her 16th birthday, plunging her into an eternal sleep.
Matt Smith, Joe Roth, Don Hahn and Palak Patel will produce.
Angelina Jolie will be starring as the titular character while Elle Fanning will assume the role of Aurora and Sharlto Copley will play Stefan. Rounding out the cast are Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Kenneth Cranham, Sam Riley and Lesley Manville.
Temple will join Staunton and Manville as the three pixie fairies tasked with taking care of Aurora in the cottage in the woods. The young thesp has been gaining plenty of heat lately. After appearing in last year’s “The Three Musketeers” she will star in the highly anticipated “The Dark Knight Rises”, the biopic “Lovelace” and the soon to be released “Killer Joe”.