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Actress Yara Shahidi has been chosen by Disney to play the role of fairy Tinkerbell in their upcoming live-action movie.
The Hollywood actress will join Academy Awards winner Jude Law, Alexander Molony and Ever Anderson who were previously listed to cast as Captain Hook, Peter and Wendy respectively.
David Lowery, who directed Pete’s Dragon will re-imagine the remake of the 1953 Animated Film for the studio. Lowery told Collider in 2016 that he is a big fan of the film and will bring his spin to the material. He co-wrote the script with Toby Halbrooks.
Yara, is an American Actress, Model and Activist. She gained recognition for her role as Zoey Johnson on the sitcom Black-ish and spin-off series Grownish. Her other works include Imagine That, Smallfoot, and a lead role in the Sun is also a Star.
Yara will be the first person of colour to play the role on screen. We all look forward to seeing her fly with a bit of pixie dust, of course.