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By Oluwatobi Opusunju

British-Nigerian actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor has joined the cast for Walt Disney Pictures’ upcoming movie “Maleficent 2”. The movie is a sequel to the American dark fantasy film, “Maleficent” released in 2014.


The movie, co-produced by Roth Films will see Ejiofor who is known for his role in “12 Years A Slave” star alongside Angelina Jolie and other Hollywood big names. Jolie is returning to portray the titular role along with Elle Fanning.

The sequel, which according to Disney is currently being filmed, is directed by Norwegian film director, Joachim Rønning. Rønning is known for co-directing the blockbuster, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”

The original movie, which was directed by Robert Stromberg grossed over $750 million at the world box office.

Disney said principal photography on the film began on May 29, 2018. However, the release date for the movie is yet to be announced.

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