It looks like Disney is working on yet another live-action remake of one of their classics, and the studio is also continuing its efforts to diversify its classic characters. This time around, they’re going to do a live-action remake of Peter Pan, and Yara Shahidi has been cast as Tinkerbell.
According to resourcingstrategies, this is the first time a black actress has played Tinkerbell. In the past, the role was traditionally played by a white actress. The casting of Yara as Tinkerbell also follows in the footsteps of the studio’s efforts to add variety to these Disney classics. If you all remember, Hailey Bailey, Yara’s co-star “Grown-ish,” was cast as Ariel for the live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid” last year.
According to reports, this project is supposed to be a theatrical release rather than a Disney + premiere.
“Peter Pan and Wendy” is directed and co-written by David Lowery along with Toby Halbrooks as the other writer. Jim Whitaker is supposed to produce.
Jude Law will play Captain Hook and Alexander Molony and Ever Anderson will play Peter Pan and Wendy.
Many people know Yara from the ABC hit show “Black-ish”. She later owned her own spin-off show, Grown-ish, which airs on Freeform.
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