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Elle Fanning to play Sleeping Beauty in Maleficent

As the latest fairytale film Maleficent gears up to start shooting, we're thrilled to hear reports that Elle Fanning is set to play the role of Sleeping Beauty.

As the latest fairytale film *Maleficent* gears up to start shooting, we're thrilled to hear reports that Elle Fanning is set to play the role of Sleeping Beauty.

The movie, which tells the classic tale from the evil witch's point of view, would pair Elle alongside Angelina Jolie, who is set to play the evil sorceress.

The pursuit of Elle to play Princess Aurora comes as no surprise, given her recent breakout performance in Steven Spielberg-produced Super 8 .

We think Elle would make the perfect Princess Aurora, we mean, that porcelain skin and those luscious locks?! Ah-maze.

The film, directed by Richard Stromberg and based on the screenplay by Linda Woolverton, is set to start shooting in London this June.

Also hot on the fairytale remake trail, is Lily Collins' Mirror, Mirror and Kristen Stewart's Snow White and the Huntsman, both due for release this year.

Would you like to see Elle play Sleeping Beauty? Let us know in the comments below!

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