Elle Fanning reportedly in talks for Maleficent opposite Angelina Jolie

About a month ago we learned that Maleficent, the alternate perspective Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, will be Angelina Jolie’s next film. Disney has hired Robert Stromberg to direct the movie, and now Twitch reports that they may have found their Princess Aurora in Super 8 star Elle Fanning.

There’s no further information in the report, so we’re left to speculate: is Sleeping Beauty going to be a punk kid in this version, painting Maleficent in a more positive light? Or is the powerful sorceress going to stay evil, and the film will be told from her perspective anyway? Only time will tell, but I think Fanning is as solid a choice as any for a young actress to face off against one of the most famous women in the world. Thoughts?