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Following Mulan, Disney nonetheless has religion and belief in additional live-action variations of their animated classics together with Rob Marshall’s The Little Mermaid, Robert Zemeckis’ Pinocchioand Peter Pan and Wendy, already set to star Jude Regulation as Captain Hook. The newest casting for the brand new tackle J.M. Barrie’s traditional story concerning the second star to the best provides some pixie mud to the film with a decide for Tinker Bell.
Black-ish followers rejoice!! 20 year-old star Yara Shahidi has reportedly been solid as Tinker Bell in David Lowery’s movie, per Deadline. The actress performed the oldest daughter of Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross’ Johnson household within the ABC comedy earlier than transferring to her Freeform spinoff Grown-ish and starred within the YA romance final yr, The Solar Is Additionally A Star.
Yara Shahidi is the second Grown-ish solid member to be given a Disney live-action function. Her co-star Halle Bailey was introduced to be taking part in Ariel in The Little Mermaid film additionally starring Melissa McCarthy, Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina and Javier Bardem final yr.
The Peter Pan and Wendy manufacturing has been making casting choices all year long, beginning with its title characters. Newcomers Alexander Molony and 13-year-old Ever Anderson will play Pan and Wendy. Anderson will seem as a younger Natasha Romanoff in Black Widow subsequent yr. Jude Regulation was introduced to be taking over Captain Hook in July, an iconic function that has been portrayed by Hugh Jackman and Dustin Hoffman previously.
As for the brand new Tinker Bell, Yara Shahidi follows actresses similar to Julia Roberts from Hook together with her casting, and the function shall be her most high-profile so far. There aren’t a ton of particulars about how this model of Peter Pan will implement Tinker Bell into the Peter Pan story, however primarily based on how Disney has been adapting its animated classics into live-action properties, she’ll tackle a brand new model of the feisty fairy, who Peter Pan usually retains with him and is commonly liable to get jealous of Wendy.
Peter Pan and Wendy shall be directed by David Lowery, who beforehand helmed Disney’s Pete’s Dragon, A Ghost Story, The Outdated Man & the Gun and the upcoming A24 movie The Inexperienced Knight. Lowery co-wrote the live-action spin together with his Pete’s Dragon collaborator Toby Halbrooks. Since we don’t know a lot about this tackle Peter Pan, I can’t essentially communicate to Yara Shahidi’s casting, however she actually had a standout presence in Black-ish and undoubtedly brings one thing thrilling to the solid.
Disney additionally beforehand had a standalone Tinker Bell film within the works that Reese Witherspoon and Margot Robbie have been rumored to be hooked up to at totally different factors. Witherspoon was introduced to star within the movie titled Tink in 2015. It doesn’t seem to be that challenge is within the works anymore, however maybe if Yara Shahidi makes an impression, we may see her proceed previous Peter Pan and Wendy.
We’ll maintain you up to date about Peter Pan and Wendy as extra film and tv updates come. Try CinemaBlend’s 2021 launch calendar right here for what’s coming subsequent yr in films.