The sequel to the 2014 box office hit, an adaptation of Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent 2 is being directed by Joachim Ronning, who recently helmed another Disney sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it is thought that Pfeiffer will portray the Queen.
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After scoring an Emmy nomination for her role in HBO’s Wizard of Lies, Pfeiffer has recently been seen in Darren Aronofsky’s mother! and the Agatha Christie adaptation Murder on the Orient Express. She will next appear as Janet Van Dyne in the Marvel sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp,