News Shorts: Maleficent, Wars, Supernatural

The first official photo of the three meddling pixies, Knotgrass, Flittle and Thistletwit in Disney’s live-action adaptation of “Sleeping Beauty” have arrived. Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville and Juno Temple star in the roles. [Source: EW]

Star Wars: Episode VII
“Legit” comedian Jim Jeffries surprised everyone this week while appearing on Sirius XM’s Opie and Anthony Show. Jeffries talked about a recent meeting with Carrie Fisher and revealed that she will be in London for a full six months working on the J.J. Abrams directed “Star Wars: Episode VII”.

Opie and Anthony then went on to question his news as they heard she was only doing a cameo. Jeffries scoffed at that, re-iterating that “she’s there for six months!” [Source: Cinema Blend]

Supernatural: Bloodlines
Melissa Roxburgh (“Arrow”) has joined the cast of The CW’s backdoor pilot episode for the spin-off series “Supernatural: Bloodlines” (formerly known as “Supernatural: Tribes”). The pilot airs as part of the ninth season of “Supernatural” on April 29th.

The series follows various mafia-esque monster families that run the underbelly of Chicago and are being tracked by a newly minted hunter trying to stop them. Roxburgh will play Violet, a member of the powerful werewolf pack who shares a forbidden love with family rival David (Nathaniel Buzolic). [Source: The Live Feed]