Shahidi is best known for her role on ABC’s 'Black-ish', and the show’s college spinoff 'Grown-ish'.
Disney has cast American actress Yara Shahidi to play the character Tinkerbell in the live-action version of Peter Pan and Wendy.
Shahidi is best known for her role on ABC’s Black-ish, and the show’s college spinoff Grown-ish. She recently starred in the YA adaptation of The Sun Is Also a Star opposite Charles Melton.
Shahidi joins Jude Law, who will play Captain Hook, as well as Alexander Molony and Ever Anderson, who will play the title characters.
The upcoming film is based on the classic JM Barrie novel about Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn’t age, and his adventures in the magical world of Neverland. Tinkerbell is a fairy and Peter Pan’s closest friend.
Peter Pan and Wendy will be directed by David Lowery, who previously helmed Disney’s Pete’s Dragon, A Ghost Story, and The Old Man & the Gun.
The release is reportedly expected to be theatrical and will not stream on Disney Plus.