Disney’s live-action Peter Pan and Wendy cast Yara Shahidi as Tinkerbell.
Yara Shahidi will play the Disney character in the studio’s upcoming live-action feature film, Peter Pan and Wendy. The 20-year-old joins Alexander Molony and Ever Anderson, who will play Peter and Wendy. Jude Law will play Captain Hook.
It’s important to note, Shahidi has worked as an actor since she was a child. But, it was her role in ABC’s 2014 TV series Black-ish, which made her a household name. She recently starred in the teen romantic drama The Sun is Also a Star.
Peter Pan and Wendy is based on Disney’s 1953 animated movie and will be directed by David Lowery, who also co-wrote the script with Toby Halbrooks. Lowery previously directed Pete’s Dragon for Disney.
In relevant Peter Pan and Wendy news, in January, casting directors started casting speaking roles for the movie. Kimberley Gatt was casting the following speaking roles:
- Wendy Moira Angela Darling (10 -15 years old) – A mischievous, playful girl who is due to go to boarding school — a transition she dreads. She is not ready to say goodbye to childhood and grow up. LEAD SPEAKING ROLE.
- Peter Pan (11 – 14 years old) – The personification of boyhood, a magical youth who never has to grow up. A magnificent and fearless swordsman and fighter. LEAD SPEAKING ROLE.
- John Darling (9 – 12 years old) – A young boy with an old head on his shoulders. Loves to play sword fighting games of derring-do with his siblings. LEAD SPEAKING ROLE.
- Michael Darling (7 – 10 years old) – A sweet boy who never lets go of his constant companion — a stuffed bear. LEAD SPEAKING ROLE.
Filming is expected to take place in Canada later this year.
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