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India Eisley playing young Angelina Jolie in Maleficent

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Actress India Eisley, who came to limelight with the movie Underworld: Awakening, has now bagged a pivotal role in the upcoming movie Maleficent, which is directed by Robert Stromberg. According to reports, the 15-year-old star will play the younger version of actress Angelina Jolie in the movie.

Maleficent is based on the movie Sleeping Beauty and it is told from the perspective of the princess' evil nemesis, Maleficent. India Eisley will appear during the opening act of the fantasy movie, which establishes the villainous queen's role in her kingdom's hierarchy. The actress is expected to start shooting for her portions in June.

However, Linda Woolverton has written the script based on the classic Charles Perrault fairytale. Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Kenneth Cranham, Sam Riley, Miranda Richardson and Imelda Staunton are playing the lead roles. Walt Disney Pictures has planned to release it in the US on March 14, 2014.

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