Kristin Chenoweth to play Maleficent in TV movie Descendants

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Kristin Chenoweth to play Maleficent in TV movie Descendants (1)

Kristin Chenoweth is set to follow the footsteps of Angelina Jolie as she tackles the villainous role of Maleficent in an upcoming TV movie.

The actress/singer was cast to play the fairytale evil queen in Disney’s “Descendants,” a live-action TV movie that focuses on the offspring of villains created for the movie studio’s most-beloved films.

Chenoweth will join Dove Cameron, who will take on the role of Maleficent’s teenage daughter Mal. Booboo Stewart will play the son of Aladdin’s Jafar named Jay, and Mitchell Hope will play the offspring of Belle and the Beast.

Kenny Ortega (of the ‘High School Musical’ and ‘This Is It’ films) will helm the TV-film. “Descendants” will make its debut on the small screen next year.

Photos by: Joseph Marzullo/WENN.com

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