Nigerian-born British actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor, has joined Angelina Jolie in Maleficent 2, an upcoming sequel to the 2014 American Dark Fantasy film, Maleficent, produced by Walt Disney Pictures.
According to Disney, four years after the blockbuster was released, filming has started for the sequel, with the Nigerian-British thespian featuring among the cast.
Ejiofor, who is popular for his role in 12 Years a Slave and Doctor Strange, features alongside Hollywood veterans Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning, who are both reprising their roles from the original film.
Besides Ejiofor, other new cast members in the sequel to the blockbuster include Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith, Ed Skrein, Harris Dickinson as Prince Phillip, and Robert Lindsay.
Veteran Norwegian film director, Joachim Rønning, who co-directed Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, is directing Maleficent 2, with Angelina Jolie (Maleficent) returning to portray the titular role along with Elle Fanning.