Grown-ish star and Black-ish alum Yara Shahidi is set to play Tinker Bell in Disney’s new live-action version of Peter Pan and Wendy. The cast includes Jude Law as Captain Hook, Alexander Molony as Peter Pan and Ever Anderson as Wendy, with Pete’s Dragon director David Lowery heading up the project. No release date is scheduled at this time.
Shahidi is the first woman of color to play Tinker Bell on screen. Margaret Kerry was the live-action model on whom Tinker Bell was based in the animated 1953 film classic, Peter Pan. Julia Roberts played Tinker Bell in the live-action Hook, and Ludivine Sagnier played the pixie in 2003’s Peter Pan.
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