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Jenn Murray to star in 'Maleficent 2'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

"Fantastic Beasts" has joined the cast of "2", starring and

To be directed by Joachim Ronning, the film also features Michelle Pfeiffer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Ed Skrein, reported Variety.

and have penned the latest script. and wrote the most recent draft.

Details about Murray's role are currently unknown. Production on the sequel is set to start sometime this year.

It is not clear where this film will pick up following the first movie, which was based on the fairy tale ""

The original story centered on an evil fairy who cursed an infant to eternal sleep, only to realise the young girl was the only one who could save the kingdom from its dangerous ruler.

"Maleficent", which released in 2014, earned USD 758.5 million worldwide.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 10:55 IST