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Kristin Chenoweth is set to play Maleficent in the upcoming Disney Channel original movie DescendantsEntertainment Weekly reports.

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The live-action film, set to premiere in 2015, follows the children of famous Disney villains as they go to prep school alongside the offspring of Disney heroines, including Mulan and Rapunzel. Liv and Maddie star Dove Cameron will play Chenoweth's onscreen daughter Mal. Booboo Stewart will play Jafar's son Jay, Sofia Carson will play the Evil Queen's daughter Evi, Cameron Boyce will play Cruella de Vil's son Carlos, and Mitchell Hope will play Belle and the Beast's son Ben.

Kenny Ortega will direct the film, which will begin production this month.