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Yara Shahidi is Disney's live-action Tinkerbell!

By Rachelle  /  26 Sep 2020 (Saturday)

Disney has tapped rising star Yara Shahidi to play Tinkerbell in the upcoming live-action Peter Pan and Wendy!

Shahidi joins a cast that features Jude Law as Captain Hook, with Alexander Molony as Peter Pan and newcomer Ever Anderson as Wendy. David Lowery who directed Disney's Pete's Dragon will direct and co-write the script with Toby Halbrooks.

Though there have been many adaptations of the Peter Pan story, Shahidi will be the first Black woman to take on the role on screen. The decision follows recent moves by Disney to diversify their casting. Notably, Halle Bailey was cast as Ariel in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid and Niles Fitch was cast as the studio’s first live-action Black prince in Secret Society of Second-Born Royals on Disney Plus.
  Shahidi is best known for her starring role on ABC’s Black-ish, which landed her her own spin-off series she currently stars and produces, Freeform’s Grown-ish. On the film side, Shahidi recently led the YA drama The Sun Is Also a Star which also starred Riverdale's Charles Melton.

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