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Elle Fanning Might Be in Talks for Maleficent

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 12:  Actress Elle Fanning arrives at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at The Hollywood Palladium on January 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Angelina Jolie's inchoate Maleficent might be getting a little more choate: Elle Fanning is apparently in talks to co-star in the long-gestating movie, according to Twitch.  She would play the Sleeping Beauty aka Aurora aka Briar Rose to Jolie's Evil Queen. Fanning's only 14, but she seems like she could play a princess-y 16, plus she already radiates that round-eyed Disney-like innocence — so it'll be extra vile and wonderful when Angelina brings down the fury of a thousand hells on her. Start burning those spinning wheels, peasants!

Photo: Jason Merritt/2012 Getty Images