Kristin Chenoweth Joins Disney’s DESCENDANTS
By Lauren Herstik on May 2, 2014
Kristin Chenoweth, manic pixie human-slash-live action Tinkerbell, has joined the Disney Channel movie Descendants as Maleficent. The Sleeping Beauty villain sends her daughter, Mal (Dove Cameron), to a snooty private school to rub elbows and who knows what else with the kids of other Disney villains and heroes. Expect to see the sons and daughters of Cruella de Vil, Jafar, Belle and the Beast, Mulan, Fairy Godmother, and Rapunzel.
Descendants will be an official DCOM – that’s Disney Channel Original movie, for those of you who didn’t spend the early 2000s at sleepovers watching Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, Halloweentown , and erstwhile Kardashian-girlfriend Adrienne Bailon in The Cheetah Girls. Kenny Ortega, he of High School Musical fame, will direct. The movie goes into production for a 2015 release.