Yara Shahidi Will Be Tinkerbell In ‘Peter Pan And Wendy’
Written by BET on September 26, 2020
Yara Shahidi’s obtained an thrilling new gig.
The actress and activist is slated to tackle the position of Tinkerbell in Disney’s Peter Pan and Wendy, the studio’s newest live-action adaptation.
Based on Variety, Shahidi will be a part of a forged that includes Jude Regulation as Captain Hook, Alexander Molony as Peter Pan and Ever Anderson as Wendy.
David Lowery will direct and co-wrote the script with Toby Halbrooks. Jim Whitaker is slated to supply.
Shahidi at the moment stars on ABC’s Black-ish, acts and produces Freeform’s Grown-ish, and lately signed an total cope with ABC Studios. She additionally lately led the YA drama The Solar Is Additionally a Star.
With the brand new position in Peter Pan and Wendy, Shahidi turns into the primary Black girl to play Tinkerbell on-screen.
The transfer comes as Disney is making an attempt to diversify their casting. Shahidi’s Grown-ish co-star Halle Bailey was forged as Ariel within the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. Moreover, Niles Fitch was forged because the studio’s first live-action Black prince in Secret Society of Second-Born Royals on Disney Plus.