is in talks to play the Queen in “Maleficent 2
,” an individual with knowledge of the project tells The Wrap.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
” director Joachim Ronning is set to direct. Production on the sequel is set to start in 2018.Angelina Jolie
will reprise the title role in the live-action fairy tale. She is noted for her reluctance to doing live-action sequels, instead preferring to focus on original movies as both an actress and a filmmaker. Sony
once planned sequels to “Salt
” and “Wanted
,” respectively, but Jolie hasn’t expressed desire to return for either would-be franchise since the poor reception of her 2003 “Tomb Raider
” sequel, “The Cradle of Life.”
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in Talks to Direct SequelJoe Roth
is producing the film. Jez Butterworth
and Linda Woolverton
wrote the sequel script, with Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster
writing its most recent revisions.
” grossed $760 million worldwide in 2014, making the sequel a high priority for Disney
’s development team.
Pfeiffer was last seen in Kenneth Branagh
’s “Murder on the Orient Express
” and will be in Marvel Studios
and The Wasp,” which will be in theaters July 6.
Pfeiffer is repped by CAA
and Management 360
first reported the news.
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': Michelle Pfeiffer in Talks to Play the Queen At TheWrap