Talk surrounding the sequel to the Disney film, Maleficent 2, has been going on since 2017. The most recent update is that Judith Shekoni has joined the cast of the live-action film, directed by Pirates of the Caribbean’s Joachim Ronning. Shekoni is coming off two seasons of Antoine Fuqua drama series Ice in which she played the female lead, Lady Rah, opposite Donald Sutherland.

Maleficent 2 will follow the untold story of Sleeping Beauty and star Angelia Jolie (Kung Fu Panda 3), Elle Fanning (The Beguiled), and Michelle Pfeiffer (Ant-Man and the Wasp). The film will have to follow the success of the 2014 original which earn $758.5 million worldwide on a $180 million budget.

Shekoni starred in Twilight Breaking Saga: Breaking Dawn II – Part 2 as Zafrina, the leader of the Amazonian Vampires.  She has also starred in series such as Eastenders in the UK, Mike and Molly on CBS, and Brothers and Sisters on ABC.

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