Disney casts Dove Cameron as daughter of Maleficent ‘Mal’ in Descendants
If you haven’t been following the workings of “Descendants,” it will be a special Disney event focused on the children of iconic Disney villains, and its starting to take shape. First on the casting list is Dove Cameron, who will play the role of Mal (daughter of Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty) in the special television event.
Maleficent was of course from the 1959 classic animated Disney movie, “Sleeping Beauty,” and her daughter is leader of a pack of teenaged-kids that are all children of particular Disney villains. They play opposite to the son of the King and Queen from “Beauty and the Beast,” who are “good”.
Directing this series is Kenny Ortega, shooting won’t begin until this spring and the event itself won’t take place until 2015. Perfect timing to transition everyone’s excitement for Angelina Jolie’s “Maleficent,” film, set to hit around the same time.
Fans know Cameron (17) from her Disney Channel series “Liv and Maddie,” she is set to star in another Disney event film called “Cloud 9.” Judy Taylor, Disney Channels Worldwide’s senior veep of casting and talent relations said this of the upcoming starlet, “Dove is a multi-dimensional actress whose undeniable charisma allows her to conjure the many facets of Mal, the sharp-edged yet vulnerable daughter of one of Disney’s most wicked villains,”
More information on the production will be released at a later date.