David O. Russell has emerged as one of the directors who could take on “Maleficent” at Disney Pictures reports Reuters.
Tim Burton was previously linked and exited the project earlier this year. The live-action film re-tells the story of “Sleeping Beauty” story but from the point of view of the witch (Angelina Jolie).
With Russell leaving the video game adaptation “Uncharted Drake’s Fortune”, he’s now open to the possibility but is said to only be one name under consideration for the job.
Russell is also more likely to be tackling “The Silver Linings Playbook” as his immediate next project.