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Angelina Jolie • Disney's 'Maleficent'

Jolie confirms next role will be 'Maleficent 2'

GregHarmon GregHarmon Managing Editor Angelina will make her return to the big screen after a three year absence from acting

Speaking at the Telluride Film Festival promoting her latest Netflix directorial First They Killed My Father, actress Angelina Jolie confirmed the script for "Maleficent 2" is currently in the works and will "most likely" be her next acting project since 2014's Maleficent.

According to The Tracking Board, Disney has brought on Spectre and Edge of Tomorrow scribe Jez Butterworth to rewrite the script originally drafted by Maleficent screenwriter Linda Woolverton. Maleficent producer Joe Roth is set to return along with Jolie, but it's still an unknown if 2014's director Robert Stromberg will return along with our happily ever after character's Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) and Prince Phillip (Brenton Thwaites).

Disney's live-action adaptation of Maleficent tells the previously-untold story of how the iconic character became the loathsome villain portrayed in 1959's classic, Sleeping Beauty. Despite opening to mixed reviews, audiences shelled out a whopping $69 million dollars for its opening weekend; grossing over $240 million domestically, and ranked fourth highest grossing film of the year at $750 million internationally.

Angelina's First They Killed My Father, hits Netflix streaming on September 15.

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GregHarmon GregHarmon Managing Editor

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