Jolie-Pitt Kids Take On Acting In Maleficent
The Jolie-Pitt brood appear to have caught the acting bug from their folks. Last August, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's four-year-old daughter was cast as the young Princess Aurora in Maleficent, starring her superstar mother in the title role. Now, two siblings are set to join the production, and with a 2014 release date, could there be room for more?
Jolie and Pitt's son Pax, 8, and daughter Zahara, 7, are also set to appear in the big screen spin on the Sleeping Beauty tale, Us Weekly reports, adding that their parts will be small and they will not have speaking roles.
Four year-old Vivienne joined the Maleficent cast as the young Princess Aurora. She eventually grows up to be the enemy to the evil Maleficent. Walt Disney Productions confirmed the addition in August.
Daughter Shiloh, 6, meanwhile also nearly appeared in the movie, but she was apparently not in the mood during the day her part was supposed to shoot. She made an appearance in her dad's feature The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in 2008.
Maleficent, directed by Robert Stromberg (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End), also stars Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville. It is slated for a 3-D release in March, 2014.
The pic retells the Sleeping Beauty story from the POV of villainess Maleficent. Fourteen year-old Fanning will play the grown-up Princess Aurora and gave a shout-out to Jolie in a recent E! News interview. "She's so elegant. She looks just amazing as Maleficent, all her costumes and her makeup. You know, it's like an elegant scary—sort of spooky. But you get used to it…It's perfect."