Thu, 23 Aug 2012 04:33:47 GMT | By Walt Disney Studios

Angelina Jolie and daughter Vivienne to act together in 'Maleficent'

The Walt Disney Studios confirmed today that Angelina Jolie's daughter Vivienne will play a minor role alongside her mum


Angelina Jolie in 'Maleficent' - Walt Disney Studios

The Walt Disney Studios confirmed today that Angelina Jolie's daughter Vivienne will play a minor role as the child version of Princess Aurora opposite her mother in "Maleficent" which hits cinemas March 2014. The live-action film explores the origins of Disney's most iconic villain, Maleficent, and what led her to curse Princess Aurora in Disney's animated classic Sleeping Beauty.

Princess Aurora, however, will be played by Elle Fanning.

A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman with stunning black wings, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army of humans threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal -- an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the king of the humans and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom -- and to Maleficent's true happiness as well.

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