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Yara Shahidi to Star as Tinker Bell in ‘Peter Pan & Wendy’

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“Black-ish” star Yara Shahidi will probably be spreading pixie mud  quickly, as she’s set to play Tinker Bell in Disney’s “Peter Pan & Wendy,” a person with data of the state of affairs informed TheWrap.

Ever Anderson is ready to play Wendy whereas Alexander Molony will play the well-known boy who wouldn’t develop up. “Pete’s Dragon” director David Lowery is directing from a script he co-wrote with Toby Halbrooks. Jim Whitaker is producing. It was additionally beforehand reported that Jude Law was in talks to play Captain Hook.

Disney tailored J.M. Barrie’s well-known novel and play in 1953, and since then, there have been many on-screen variations, akin to Steven Spielberg’s “Hook” starring Robin Williams and Joe Wright’s “Pan.” Benh Zeitlin not too long ago directed “Wendy,” which seems on the character of Wendy within the traditional story.

Shahidi is thought for her roles on “Black-ish” and “Grown-ish” however has additionally carved out a film profession in movies akin to “The Sun Is Also a Star” and and the animated “Smallfoot.”

Following its launch of the live-action remake of “Mulan,” which opened in theaters overseas and likewise by way of premium video on demand, Disney has a handful of different live-action takes on animated classics within the works, together with “The Little Mermaid” starring Halle Bailey, “Cruella” starring Emma Stone and “Jungle Cruise” impressed by the Disneyland attraction starring Dwayne Johnson.

Shahidi is represented by CAA and Principal Entertainment LA.

Deadline first reported the information.

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