Yara Shahidi to play Tinkerbell in live-action ‘Peter Pan’

Yara Shahidi to play Tinkerbell in live-action ‘Peter Pan’

Peter Pan has his Tinkerbell. 

Yara Shahidi will play the iconic Disney character in the studio’s live-action film, Peter Pan & Wendy. The 20-year-old joins up and coming actors Alexander Molony and Ever Anderson, who will play Peter and Wendy respectively. Anderson is the 12-year-old daughter of Resident Evil actress, Milla Jovovich. Meanwhile, Jude Law will put his own spin on Captain Hook.

The Grown-ish star excitedly confirmed the news on Instagram, writing, “lettssssgooooo.”

Shahidi has been acting since she was a child, but shot to fame in 2014 on ABC’s Black-ish. On the film side, she starred in last year’s adaptation of the teen romance novel The Sun Is Also a Star.

Peter Pan & 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 the studio. 

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