Yara Shahidi To Star As Tinker Bell In ‘Peter Pan’ Live-Action Adaptation

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Actress Yara Shahidi will be bringing her #BlackGirlMagic to the live-action adaptation of the animated classic film Peter Pan. According to Deadline, the grown-ish star has been tapped to play the role of Tinker Bell in the upcoming Disney movie.

Shahidi’s casting in the project—dubbed Peter Pan and Wendy—is historic as it marks the first time that a woman of color has taken on the role of the fictional fairy. Since Disney released the original film in 1953, which was inspired by the novel penned by Scottish author and playwright J. M. Barrie in 1904, there have been several adaptations led by an array of production studios. Among those films was the 1991 Steven Spielberg-produced movie Hook which starred Robin Williams and Julia Roberts. Shahidi will star alongside Jude Law, Ever Anderson and Alexander Molony. David Lowery will serve as the director of the project and Jim Whitaker


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