Brenton Thwaites Cast as Prince in Disney's MALEFICENT

Brenton Thwaites Cast as Prince in Disney's MALEFICENT

As first reported on Deadline.com, Brenton Thwaites has been cast in the role of the young prince in Disney's upcoming film MALEFICENT. The actor joins previously announced cast members Angelina Jolie, in the title role and Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora. 

Thwaites is an Australian actor who played the lead role in his homeland's popular TV series Home And Away. He will soon be seen in Lifetime Channel's Blue Lagoon: The Awakening opposite co-star Indiana Evans. Other Australian TV credits include the drama 'Slide.'

MALEFICENT is a live-action update of Disney's 1959 animated-feature film 'Sleeping Beauty.' The movie, set to be released in theaters on March 14, 2014, will be told from the evil monarch's point of view. Robert Stromberg, the Oscar-winning production designer for Avatar and Alice in Wonderland, will make his directorial debut on the film, which will be produced by Joe Roth.