‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ Has Found Its Tinker Bell
We have some exciting news to share about Disney’s upcoming live action version of Peter Pan called Peter Pan and Wendy. According to a recent piece in Variety, the film has found its Tinker Bell – Blackish actress Yara Shahidi!
Casting announcements for the project have been plentiful as of late. As we here at MickeyBlog have previously reported Jude Law has signed on to play Captain Hook in the project with Alexander Molony as Peter Pan and newcomer Ever Anderson as Wendy.
We also know that director David Lowery (who previously helmed the live-action Pete’s Dragon) has signed on to direct and that Lowry co-wrote the script with Toby Halbrooks. Jim Whitaker is producing the project.
Best known for her role in Blackish, Shahidi also starred and produced Freeform’s Grownish. The actress recently signed an overall deal with ABC Studios. You can also see her in the big screen release – The Sun Is Also a Star.
Though there have been countless adaptations of Peter Pan Shahidi’s role is significant in that she will be the first black woman to take on the role. This follows a recent pledge by Disney to work harder to diversify their content.
Congratulations! Yara! This is a story that we here at MickeyBlog will continue to follow closely. Keep checking in with us for further news and updates!
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