Kristin Chenoweth to play Maleficent in Disney Channel’s ‘Descendants

Kristin Chenoweth to play Maleficent in Disney Channel’s ‘Descendants

via nydailynews.com KristIn Chenoweth is gearing up for another witchy role. The "Wicked" star, 45, will play "Sleeping Beauty" villain Maleficent in the new Disney Channel original movie "Descendants," E! News reports. The live-action flick — about teenage children of Disney's most iconic villains — will begin production in late May, and is slated to premiere on the network in 2015, according to E! Chenoweth's witchy role will be nothing like Angelina Jolie's "Maleficent," a feature film that hits theaters May 23. That version puts a dark spin on the evil queen's humble beginnings and quest for revenge. "Descendants" will also star Dove Cameron as her daughter, Mal, "Twilight" actor Booboo Stewart as "Aladdin" villain Jafar's son, Jay, and "Grown Ups" actor Cameron Boyce as Cruella de Ville's son, Carlos. There's also teen representation from "Beauty and the Beast" and "Snow White."