Kristin Chenoweth To Play Maleficent In Disney Channel’s ‘Descendants’

By May 2, 2014

Looks like Kristin Chenoweth is going back to her witch-y roots! The singing/acting powerhouse has signed on to play Maleficent in Disney’s upcoming original movie Descendants. Watch out Angelina Jolie!

Although I’m sure Chenoweth’s Maleficent will be much different than Jolie’s dark turn as Sleeping Beauty’s nemesis. Descendants focuses on the teenage children of Disney’s iconic heroes and villains (mainly the villains). The Tony and Emmy winner’s daughter, Mal, will be played by “Liv and Maddie” star, Dove Cameron.

Set to premiere in 2015, Descendants is the latest project that sees Disney attempt to take its iconic animated characters into the live-action world. The cast also includes Booboo Stewart as Jay, son of Jafar; Sofia Carson as Evie, daughter of the Evil Queen; Cameron Boyce as Carlos, son of Cruelle de Vil; and Mitchell Hope as Ben, the son of Belle and the Beast.

High School Musical director Kenny Ortega will direct. Production begins in late May.

What do you think of this casting? Let us know in the comments!


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Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin is a Los Angeles based writer and performer. She has appeared in numerous sketch comedy/improv shows at venues in L.A., including the Groundlings Theater, Comedy Central Stage, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where she played Squeaky Fromme in the infamous alternative comedy show Comedy Death Ray. Unfinished projects include a memoir and a musical based on the life and death of JonBenet Ramsey. She has lots of other brilliant ideas she might complete. She really just needs more encouragement. You can follow Desi on Twitter: @Desijedeikin Here: And here too: She likes being followed.