Super 8's Elle Fanning will star opposite Angelina Jolie in Maleficent, Disney's revisionist live-action fantasy film focusing on the villainess of its animated classic Sleeping Beauty.
|Elle Fanning will play Sleeping Beauty|
Twitch and Deadline report that Fanning will play Sleeping Beauty, a.k.a. Princess Aurora, to Jolie's titular villainess.
Robert Stromberg -- who has served as production designer on Avatar, Alice in Wonderland and Oz the Great and Powerful -- will direct from a screenplay by Linda Woolverton.