After The Lion King, Aladdin, Dumbo and Mulan, it’s Peter Pan’s turn to be entitled to his live-action remake. Disney studios are in the process of casting and this new adaptation, titled Peter Pan and Wendy and directed by David Lowery (A Ghost Story), already has in its ranks Alexander Molony to play the title role, Ever Anderson to play Wendy and Jude. Law, approached to play Captain Hook. According to Deadline, it’s now Tinker Bell, Peter Pan’s sidekick, who has just found his interpreter.
This is Yara Shahidi, known for her role as Zoey Johnson in the comedy series Black-ish and in its spin-off Grown-ish. The 20-year-old actress, very popular in the United States, is an activist who fights for more diversity in film and television. Her activism has earned her recognition by Time magazine as one of the most influential teenage girls. Jack of all trades, Yara Shahidi made her first porn short film at just 18 and produced Hair Love, which won the Oscar for best animated short film in 2019.
A regular on TV series, the young actress got her first major movie role last year in My Solar Star, the adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s bestselling novel, alongside Charles Melton (Riverdale). She therefore continues her breakthrough on the big screen with Peter Pan and Wendy, which should be released in theaters and not on Disney +, according to some sources.