Brenton Thwaites cast in Disney’s Maleficent

04 June, 2012 by Amanda Diaz

Actor Brenton Thwaites has been cast as Prince Phillip in Maleficent, Disney's live action version of Sleeping Beauty.

Thwaites will star opposite Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora and Angelina Jolie (who will play the title character) in the film, which is slated for a March 2014 release.


Plot details are sketchy, but it is understood that Maleficent is a take on Disney's 1959 animated film, told from the perspective of Aurora's nemesis, the eponymous witch.

Thwaites, who will be seen in a remake of Blue Lagoon on the US Lifetime channel next month alongside fellow Aussie Indiana Evans, has starred in popular soap Home and Away and Fox8 series SLiDE.

He is currently in London, where pre-production on Maleficent has already commenced. The actor is represented by Shanahan in Australia and WME in the US.

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