The new “thing” for Hollywood are fairytales and the many ways to remake them. The Angelina Jolie-led project in which she plays the titular wicked queen who terrorizes Sleeping Beauty is no different.
Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville had signed on to play the pixies who care for Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) in a cottage in the woods but, as you know there are three pixies. THR reports Juno Temple has signed on as the third pixie– she’s Thistletwit, while Maville and Staunton play Knotgrass and Flittle.
Shooting will start in summer. Sharlto Copley also on board to play Stefan, the half-human and half-fairy son of the human king, who will be played by Kenneth Cranham.
Also on board are Sam Riley and Miranda Richardson and se to direct is Robert Stromberg, who won an Oscar for the production design of Avatar and worked with Tim Burton on Alice in Wonderland.