Actor Yara Shahidi poses at the launch of the "Looking for Juliet" 2020 Pirelli Calendar, in the northern Italian city of Verona, Italy December 3, 2019. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo - RC2UND9H9D4R

AMERICAN actor Yara Shahidi is set to play Tinkerbell in Disney’s live-action ‘Peter Pan redo’. According to The news agency, the 20-year-old actor will join Jude Law, who is set to play Captain Hook, and Alexander Molony and Ever Anderson, who will play Peter and Wendy, respectively.

David Lowery, who directed ‘Pete’s Dragon’ for the studio, is on board to helm ‘Peter Pan & Wendy’, based on Disney`s 1953 animated movie and co-wrote the script with Toby Halbrooks.

As per the news agency, Shahidi was a breakout cast member of the ABC series ‘Black-ish’ and led the series spinoff ‘Grown-ish’.

On the feature side, she led the adaptation of Y novel ‘The Sun Is Also a Star’. 

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 and 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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