Angelina Jolie and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt
Angelina and Brad Pitt's four-year-old daughter is to star alongside her mother in the upcoming movie Maleficent.

Angelina Jolie has helped her four-year-old daughter secure her first major film role.

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt will make her film debut alongside her mother in Maleficent, a reworking of the classic fairytale Sleeping Beauty.

The toddler is set to play the part of Princess Aurora, who is Jolie's on-screen daughter, after the Hollywood actress reportedly persuaded producers to sign up her up.

A source told the Sun: "Ange thought it would be a fun experience for her and Viv to share, and Viv is a natural.

"The other kids are now nagging Ange and Brad to land them roles."

Mother-of-six Jolie reportedly plays the lead character in the fairytale spin-off movie about the Sleeping Beauty sorceress.

Other cast members include Elle Fanning, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Miranda Richardson, Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville and Sharlto Copley.

Maleficent is scheduled for release in March 2014.