Disney Taps Yara Shahidi for Tinkerbell in Live-Action Peter Pan

Lawrence Kim
September 26, 2020

Deadline exclusively revealed that Yara Shahidi is set to play Tinkerbell in Disney's upcoming live-action Peter Pan and Wendy.

She now joins a cast which includes Jude Law as Captain Hook and Alexander Molony and Ever Anderson, who will play the title characters in this reboot. Anderson is the 12-year-old daughter of Resident Evil actress, Milla Jovovich.

As Disney continues to move forward with plans for other live-action movies, like The Little Mermaid, we have been extremely excited over the fact that Peter Pan would finally be getting the recognition it deserves with a new adaptation. There, they get to meet the Lost Boys and Tinkerbell, followed by many unsafe adventures against Peter's lifelong nemesis Captain Hook.

"Peter Pan and Wendy", an update of Disney's 1953 animated film, is the latest in a long line of live-action adaptations from the studio.

David Lowery is directing Peter Pan and Wendy based on script he co-wrote with Toby Halbrooks. The studio's most recent adaptation, Niki Caro's "Mulan", debuted on Disney Plus earlier this month after delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Last year, Disney has proven the success of their efforts of adapting many of their classic animated films into live-action with Jon Favreau's The Lion King and Guy Richie's Aladdin both earning a gross of over $1 billion.

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