Kristin Chenoweth Cast As Maleficent In Disney Channel's 'Descendants'
Kristin Chenoweth has been tapped to play Sleeping Beauty villain Maleficent in an upcoming Disney Channel original movie titled Descendants.
Kristin Chenoweth To Play Maleficent
Descendants, which was announced last December, focuses on the teenage children of Disney’s heroes, heroines and villains and their relationships with their notable and notorious parents. The daughter of Chenoweth’s Maleficent, Mal, will be played by Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie), reported Entertainment Weekly.
In the original live action movie, Jafar’s son Jay will be played by Booboo Stewart, Evil Queen’s daughter Evie will be played by Sofia Carson, Cruella de Vil’s son Carlos will be played by Cameron Boyce and Belle and the Beast’s son Ben will be played by Mitchell Hope. Rapunzel, Mulan and the Fairy Godmother’s kids are also among the bunch.
All of the offspring of the Disney characters are brought together at the kingdom's prep school in Descendants. The main conflict in the made-for-TV movie will be whether or not the kids will grow up to be like their (in)famous parents.
Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) is set to direct the project, which is scheduled to begin filming later this month. Descendants is slated to hit the small screen sometime in 2015.