The two oldest Jolie-Pitt kids, Pax, 8, and Zahara, 7, will have small, non-speaking roles in the film, a source told Us Weekly. The movie will be their acting debut. Disney, however, has not confirmed the castings, and a studio rep declined to comment.
Jolie’s youngest daughter Vivienne, 4, was cast as the young Princess Aurora in August. She will play the child version of Elle Fanning’s character.
“Angie thought it would be a fun experience for her and Viv to share, and Viv is a natural,” said the source.
After Vivienne was cast, the source says the other children begged to be included as well, adding that daughter, Shiloh, 6, was also intended to have a role.
"Shiloh was supposed to be in it, too, but she was bored and not in the mood during the day her part was supposed to happen, so she ended up not being in the film," the source said.
But Shiloh has acted already, having had a small role in father Brad Pitt’s 2008 film “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
The Daily Mail featured several shots of the Jolie-Pitt children on the "Maleficent" set, those in the film as well as those just visiting, and shots of Jolie in costume.
In July the first photo of Jolie as Maleficent was released, showing the actress as a spitting image of the cartoon villainess.
The movie, scheduled to release on March 14, 2014, will show the tale of "Sleeping Beauty" from the "perspective of the princess' evil nemesis, Maleficent," according to IMDB.