Australian actor Mitchell Hope has joined Disney Channel’s s Descendants, the live-action TV movie centered on classic villains’ kids, has found Belle’s teenage son, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He will play Ben, the benevolent teenage son of the King (Beast) and Queen (Belle).
Dove Cameron, will portray Mal, daughter of Maleficent. Disney Channel casting VP: ‘We were intrigued by Mitchell’s natural acting style, boyish charm and winning personality, and when we brought him to Los Angeles to read opposite Dove [Cameron], it was apparent that he embodied the inherent good nature of ‘Ben’ and the sense of fairness that the character represents.’
The film is slated for a 2015 premiere following a spring 2014 shoot.