Angelina Jolie is one of the world's most desirable women so it's understandable that Hollywood's leading actors are clamoring for the role of her lover in the upcoming CGI and live-action film Maleficent!
A source tells Life & Style that Jim Sturgess, 30, has shown interest in playing the role of Diaval.
"Diaval is an Irish man with black hair, dark eyes and a slight Irish accent. When he's first seen in the movie, he's not a human, but a bird. Angie's character, Maleficent, turns him into a man." Then, says a source who's read the script, "they become lovers."
And the 21 actor isn't the only one who wants the role.
"Gael Garcia Bernal has shown interest, too," the source reveals.
The film is about the tale of Sleeping Beauty told from the perspective of the princess' evil nemesis, Maleficent.
"It's a really great script," Angelina, 36, recently said about the film. "I'm having a lot of fun. I've already got my horns fitted. My kids are very happy.... It sounds really crazy to say that there will be something that's good for young girls in this because it sounds like you're saying they should be a villain. [Maleficent] is actually a great person. But she's not perfect. She's far from perfect."
Also joining the film could be Jude Law as the character Stefan, who is half human, half fairy and the father of Aurora, a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty.
"The role has been offered to Jude," the source tells Life & Style. "Angelina also appeared with him in the movie Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow."
Other actors rumored to have been approached are Patrick Stewart for the role of King Henry, Judi Dench and Emma Thompson for Flittle and Elle Fanning as Aurora.
Shooting is slated to start in June.
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