Move over, Angelina Jolie, there’s a new bad mama in town. Kristin Chenoweth will play Maleficent in Disney Channel’s upcoming movie “Descendants,” which tells the story of the children of famous Disney movie characters.
Chenoweth’s Maleficent is the mother of newcomer Mal, played by Dove Cameron. A teenager, Mal is described as “sharp-edged but vulnerable.” Chances are her mother will have a dash of wicked in her still.
“Descendants” goes into production later in May, for a Disney Channel premiere date in 2015. Kenny Ortega is directing, and there will be singing featured in the film. Here’s hoping Broadway vet Chenoweth gets to perform some musical numbers as well, which would make this film so popular.
Meanwhile, Disney’s Angelina Jolie-starrer “Maleficent” hits theaters on May 30.