The story of our favorite vengeful fairy, Maleficent, isn’t done being told as a sequel to the 2014 live-action adaption of Sleeping Beauty focused on what turned Maleficent “evil” in the first place. Even though the sequel is currently filming, a report from Deadline confirms that British actor David Gyasi has officially joined the cast.
If Gyasi’s face looks familiar it’s because he has a substantial amount of credits to his name. You may recognize him from his roles in critically-acclaimed films like Interstellar, Cloud Atlas, and Annihilation. Most recently, he has portrayed the Greek hero Achilles in the Netflix/BBC series Troy: Fall Of A City.
Gyasi joins an already star-studded cast that includes its returning stars Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning as well as new additions Michelle Pfeiffer, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Ed Skrein to name a few. Congratulations David — we look forward to seeing you command the screen when the time comes. Excited to see David on the big screen? Share your thoughts in the comments below and be sure to follow GOC on all social media to stay updated on your daily dose of Geek culture.