When Disney announced they were planning Descendants, a Disney Channel live-action film about the spawn of their most notorious villains, it was pretty obvious we shouldn't big names like Angelina Jolie and Cate Blanchett to be a part of it. And as expected, the first one cast is a network regular and someone most people have probably never heard of.
Dove Cameron has been cast as Maleficent's daughter Mal in the adventure comedy that will also see the trouble-making children of Jafar, Cruella De Vil, and the Evil Queen as they attend prep school with the kids of Disney heroes. Cameron stars in the Disney Channel original series Liv and Maddie, and will lead next year's film, Cloud 9.
Directed by High School Musical's Kenny Ortega, Descendants is expected to air in 2015. Check out the plot below:
In a present day idyllic kingdom, the benevolent teenaged son of the King and Queen (Beast and Belle from Disney's iconic "Beauty and the Beast") is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making offspring of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar who have been imprisoned on a forbidden island with all the other villains, sidekicks, evil step-mothers and step-sisters. These villainous descendants (Carlos, Mal, Evvie and Jay, respectively) are allowed into the kingdom to attend prep school alongside the offspring of iconic Disney heroes, including Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Mulan. However, the evil teens face a dilemma. Should they follow in their nefarious parents' footsteps and help all the villains regain power or embrace their innate goodness and save the kingdom?