Casting Net: Angelina Jolie's kids Pax and Zahara join her in 'Maleficent.' Plus: Al Pacino, Jeremy Renner, Julianne Moore

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• Giving a new meaning to the term “family film,” Angelina Jolie‘s children Pax and Zahara Jolie-Pitt will join their mother for small roles in Disney’s live-action fantasy movie Maleficent. The 8-year-old and 7-year-old (respectively) join 4-year-old sister Vivienne, who is playing the young version of Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning). Visual effects and production designer Robert Stromberg is making his feature directing debut. [Deadline]

Al PacinoJeremy Renner, and Julianne Moore are all attached to Imagine, about an aging rock star (Pacino) who tries to right the rocky ship of his life after finding a letter sent to him by John Lennon when he was 19. Renner will play his son, and Moore the woman running the hotel the rocker checks into as he attempts to work out his life. First-time feature director Dan Fogelman (who penned Crazy, Stupid, Love) also wrote the script. [Deadline]

• Natasha Henstridge (Species) and CJ Adams (The Odd Life of Timothy Green) will star in Against the Wild, a family-geared action film about two children trapped in the Alaskan wilderness after their plane goes down. Richard Boddington (The Dogfather) is directing from his script. [Variety]

Derek Jacobi (The King’s Speech, Gladiator) is joining Nicole Kidman in Grace of Monaco, as the blue blood who helps American movie star Grace Kelly (Kidman) learn how to become the Princess of Monaco. Tim RothFrank LangellaParker PoseyMilo Ventimiglia, and Paz Vega (Spanglish) costar. Olivier Dahan (La vie en rose) is directing from a script by Arash Amel (The Expatriate). [Variety]

• Character actor David Paymer (The Five-Year Engagement) will appear in the Tom Clancy thriller Jack Ryan as a diplomat. He joins Chris PineKeira KnightleyKevin Costner, and Kenneth Branagh, who is also directing. [Variety]

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