It looks like Disney is working on yet another live-action remake of one of their classic films, and the studio is also continuing its efforts of diversifying its classic characters. This time around they will be doing a live-action remake of Peter Pan, and Yara Shahidi has been cast to play the role of Tinkerbell.
According to Deadline, this is the first time that a black actress will fulfill the role of Tinkerbell. In the past, the role has traditionally been fulfilled by a white actress. The casting of Yara as Tinkerbell also follows in the footsteps of the studio’s efforts to bring diversity to these Disney classics. If you all remember, last year, Yara’s “Grown-ish” co-star, Hailey Bailey was cast as Ariel for the live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid.”
Sources reportedly said that this project is expected to be a theatrical release and not a Disney+ premiere.
“Peter Pan and Wendy” will be directed and co-written by David Lowery, along with Toby Halbrooks serving as the other writer. Jim Whitaker is set to produce.
Jude Law is set to play Captain Hook and Alexander Molony and Ever Anderson, are set to play Peter Pan and Wendy.
Many people are familiar with Yara from the ABC hit show “Black-ish.” She later owned her own spinoff show “Grown-ish,” which airs on Freeform.
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