Michelle Pfeiffer is in advanced talks to join Disney’s sequel of its hit “Maleficent,” starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning, Variety reported.
Ed Skrein is also on board to join the cast, with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales director Joachim Ronning.
According to sources, the deal will result in Pfeiffer playing the queen in the movie.
The plot of the film is yet not clear. The first movie was based on the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty and was centered on an evil fairy who cursed an infant princess to eternal sleep, only to realise the young girl was the only one who could save the kingdom from its dangerous ruler.
“Maleficent” broke several box office records on its way to making $758.5 million worldwide.
Production on the sequel is set to start in 2018.
Following a short sabbatical, Pfeiffer has been busy the past year, starting with her Emmy-nominated role in the HBO movie Wizard of Lies, where she played Bernie Madoff’s wife, Ruth. She also starred in the hit multi-starrer Murder on the Orient Express.
Pfeiffer’s upcoming project includes Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, her first comic-book role since her famous turn as Catwoman in Batman Returns.