December 16, 2013 at 12:00 PM EST

The Descendants

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
115 minutes
performer
George Clooney, Robert Forster, Shailene Woodley
director
Alexander Payne
distributor
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Last week, Disney Channel announced that it had begun casting Descendants, a live-action original movie about the offspring of some of the company’s best-known villains (and heroes). Now the network has revealed who will play Maleficent’s daughter Mal: Dove Cameron, who currently stars (as twins, no less!) on Disney Channel’s Liv and Maddie. And though Descendants is not a musical, we hear that there will be “a lot of singing” in the movie — including by Cameron’s character. (She’s certainly got the pipes for the job.)

“Dove is a multi-dimensional actress whose undeniable charisma allows her to conjure the many facects of Mal, the sharp-edged yet vulnerable daughter of one of Disney’s most wicked villains,” Disney Channels Worldwide senior VP Judy Taylor said in a statement.

The next episode of Liv and Maddie airs on Disney Channel in January. Cameron can also be seen in Cloud 9, an upcoming DCOM about the world of competitive snowboarding, which premieres Friday, Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. ET.

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