[Movies] Dove Cameron To Play Maleficent's Daughter In Descendants Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.17.2013
Coming Soon reports that Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie) has been cast as Maleficent's daughter Mal in the Disney Channel live-action comedy Descendants, which focuses on the children of Disney's characters.
Disney Channel Worldwide Senior VP Judy Taylor said: "Dove is a multi-dimensional actress whose undeniable charisma allows her to conjure the many facects of Mal, the sharp-edged yet vulnerable daughter of one of Disney's most wicked villains,"
The film will begin production in the spring for a 2015 premiere on the Disney channel. Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) will direct.
Here's a synopsis: In a present day idyllic kingdom, the benevolent teen aged son of the King and Queen (Beast and Belle from Disney's iconic "Beauty and the Beast") is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making offspring of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar who have been imprisoned on a forbidden island with all the other villains, sidekicks, evil step-mothers and step-sisters. These villainous descendants (Carlos, Mal, Evvie and Jay, respectively) are allowed into the kingdom to attend prep school alongside the offspring of iconic Disney heroes, including Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Mulan. However, the evil teens face a dilemma. Should they follow in their nefarious parents' footsteps and help all the villains regain power or embrace their innate goodness and save the kingdom?
The script was written by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott (The Starter Wife, Runaway Bride, Desperate Housewives).