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It was only a matter of time before one of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's six children joined the family business. As it turns out, it's the youngest. Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, one of the Hollywood couple's four-year-old twins, is set to make her film debut next summer in her mother's movie Maleficent.
Walt Disney Studios has confirmed that Vivienne will play young Princess Aurora in the film, a new retelling of the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. The older Aurora will be played by Elle Fanning, while Jolie plays the movie's misunderstood protagonist: the evil queen.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly back in March, Jolie said she was particularly excited for her daughters (Zahara, Shiloh, and Viv) to see Maleficent.
"It's not anti-princess, but it's the first time they're looking at this epic woman [in a different way]," said Jolie, 37. "I hope in the end you see a woman who is capable of being many things, and just because she protects herself and is aggressive, it doesn't mean she can't have other qualities. You have to figure out the puzzle of what she is."
Vivienne, a frequent visitor to the set with her twin brother Knox, was apparently thrilled to be a part of the action.
"Ange thought it would be a fun experience for her and Viv to share, and Viv is a natural," a source told the U.K.'s Sun. "The other kids are now nagging Ange and Brad to land them roles."
Look out, world: six new limelight-seekers may be coming to a theater near you! (Suggested title for their first film: Cheaper By the Half-Dozen.)
This won't actually be the first time one of Brad and Angie's kids has appeared in a major motion picture. Shiloh, 6, had a brief cameo in Pitt's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button when she was just a toddler.