Casting News – Kristin Chenoweth Cast as Maleficent in Disney’s “Descendants”

Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked, Glee) has been added to the cast list of Disney’s original movie Descendants, according to Entertainment Weekly. Chenoweth has been cast as Maleficent, the villain from Sleeping Beauty.


Descendants focuses on the children of classic Disney villains and heroes. Maleficent and her daughter, Mal, played by Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie), will be hashing it out on screen in 2015.

Directed by High School Musical’s Kenny Ortega, the movie is Disney’s latest venture with taking iconic animated characters and bringing them on-screen as live action figures. The cast also includes Twilight star Booboo Stewart as Jay, son of Jafar; Sofia Carson as Evie, daughter of the Evil Queen; Mitchell Hope as Ben, son of Belle and Beast; and Cameron Boyce as Carlos, son of Cruella de Vil.


The film is set at a prestigious prep school, where the children of other classic Disney characters already attend. The children of our classic villains are faced with the predicament of nature vs. nurture. Have their parents’ evil ways made them evil as well, or do they have good in them? We’ll have to watch to find out!

2 thoughts on “Casting News – Kristin Chenoweth Cast as Maleficent in Disney’s “Descendants”

  1. Emily Harden May 2, 2014 / 12:08 pm

    LOVE her! So excited!!

    • danielletgraham May 2, 2014 / 4:22 pm

      She’s going to do any amazing job, that’s for sure!

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