Sharlto Copley In Talks To Join Angelina Jolie In Disney's 'Maleficent'

Sharlto Copley is in negotiations to play the male lead opposite Angelina Jolie in Disney’s Maleficent. He will play King Stefan in the live-action film, which tells the backstory of Sleeping Beauty and why the evil fairy (played by Jolie) cursed Princess Aurora in the first place. The film is scheduled to come out March 14, 2014. The news comes on the heels of Copley joining Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego’s Open Grave and closing his deal to play the villain in Spike Lee’s Oldboy, a remake of Park Chan-wook 2003′s Korean revenge thriller. Copley, repped by WME, just finished work on District 9 filmmaker Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium opposite Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.

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alycakes2209d ago

Man...this guy is on a role right now. He seems to be getting parts from every direction at the moment.

aviator1892209d ago

I'm happy, he was great in A team and District 9.

alycakes2209d ago

Oh...I like him too. He is very good.