Disney’s 1953 animated classic, Peter Pan, will forever be a favorite, timeless film. As Disney works on a new live-action Peter Pan, we’ve been left with very few details including who is to be casted. Today, we’ve learned Tinker Bell is to be played by actress, Yara Shahidi.
As shared by Deadline: Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi is set to play Tinker Bell in David Lowery’s Peter Pan and Wendy. This would mark the first time a person of color has filled the role that traditionally has featured a white actress and follows in the footsteps after Disney set Halle Bailey to play Ariel in The Little Mermaid.
Shahidi joins Jude Law, who will play Captain Hook, as well as Alexander Molony and Ever Anderson, who will play the title characters. Lowery is on board to direct the project and also co-wrote the script with Toby Halbrooks. Jim Whitaker is producing.
We’ll be sure to share more about the live-action Peter Pan film as details slowly unfold!