According to a report from Life and Style magazine, Jude Law and Jim Sturgess could be cast alongside Angelina Jolie in the upcoming dark Disney tale, Maleficent. I'm treating this as a rumor for now, but the report says that Law has been offered the role of a character named Stefan, "who is half human, half fairy and the father of Aurora, a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty." Sturgess is interested in taking on the role of Diaval, "an Irish man with black hair, dark eyes and a slight Irish accent. When he's first seen in the movie, he's not a human, but a bird. Angie's character, Maleficent, turns him into a man. Then, says a source who's read the script, they become lovers."
Both these actors would make a great addition to the film... if the source of this information is right. They also say that Patrick Stewart may be up for the role of King Henry, and that Judi Dench and Emma Thompson have been approached to play Flittle. It was previously reported that Elle Fanning has been in talks to take on the role of Aurora, but there's been no confirmation of that.
The film is a retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty story, only this time it's being told from the perspective of the evil sorceress Maleficent. Jolie talked about the film in a interview saying,
It's a really great script. I'm having a lot of fun. I've already got my horns fitted. My kids are very happy.... It sounds really crazy to say that there will be something that's good for young girls in this because it sounds like you're saying they should be a villain. [Maleficent] is actually a great person. But she's not perfect. She's far from perfect.
The film is being directed by visual effects artist Robert Stromberg. Stromberg has worked on films such as Shutter Island, The Road, Tropic Thunder, There Will Be Blood, Pan's Labyrinth, Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, and a ton of other movies. I'm excited to see what he comes up visually for this movie.
What do you think about this film and the actors that are rumored to be up for roles in it?