Michelle Pfeiffer is in advanced talks to join the “Maleficent” sequel at Disney Pictures. If a deal closes, Pfeiffer is on board to play a queen in the movie.
Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning are set to return and Ed Skrein is joining the cast of the film which will be helmed by “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” director Joachim Ronning.
It is not clear where this film will pick up following the first movie. Jez Butterworth, Linda Woolverton, Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster have all taken a crack at the script while Joe Roth is producing. Filming aims to begin later this year.