Four years after the original was released, filming has started for the “Maleficent” sequel, with Chiwetel Ejiofor among the cast.
The British-Nigerian actor, who is popular for his roles in “12 years a Slave” and “Doctor Strange,” joins Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning, who are both reprising their roles from the original film.
Ejiofor has not been attached to a specific role.
Other cast members returning from the 2014 film include: Sam Riley as Diaval; Imelda Staunton as the pixie Knotgrass; Juno Temple as the pixie Thistlewit; and Lesley Manville as the pixie Flittle.
New additions include Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith, Ed Skrein, Harris Dickinson as Prince Phillip and Robert Lindsay.
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