Yara Shahidi Cast as Tinker Bell in Live Action Peter Pan

Grown-ish, Yara Shahidi
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Dreams do come true! Yara Shahidi joins Disney’s live action Peter Pan and Wendy as Tinker Bell, according to Deadline.

Tinker Bell is a pivotal role in the film. She’s almost like Peter Pan’s guardian angel. Tink is a tiny clumsy magical fairy, but serves her purpose well. Importantly, Shahidi is the first person of color to play Tinker Bell. She currently stars on Freeform’s Grown-Ish!

Shahidi joins Jude Law, Alexander Molony, and Ever Anderson as main characters in the cast. David Lowery serves as director and co-writer of the script. Toby Halbrooks is his writing partner for the film. Jim Whitaker is the producer.

Disney’s plan is for the film to make a traditional big theatrical release. There is no tentative date for the movie at this time.

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Written by Melodie Aikels

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