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Yara Shahidi to Play First Black Tinker Bell in Disney’s “Peter Pan” Film

With a little Pixie Dust, Yara Shahidi lands a role in Peter Pan.

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Photo : Aaron J. Thornton/Film Magic Getty Image
Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi keeps turning tables and breaking grounds in the entertainment industry as she officially gets the role of Tinker Bell in Disney’s live-action Peter Pan film.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Yara will join actors Jude Law (Captain Hook), Alexander Molony (Peter Pan), and Ever Anderson (Wendy) in the David Lowery-directed film.

She also becomes the first person of color to play the role of Tinker Bell on screen.

Photo : Michael Loccisano | Getty Images

Variety reports that Lowery is co-writing the script alongside Toby Halbrooks, with Jim Whitaker set to produce. Beyond that, very few details are known about this particular adaptation, which will join a long list of Peter Pan-inspired films, but Deadline notes that the movie is expected to have a theatrical release, as opposed to heading directly to Disney+.

Sharing her appreciation on Instagram she captions :

Thank you for all of the love. It, truly, means so much to me ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿงš๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ Iโ€™m excited for this next adventure!

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Ben Orange, is a stylist and a senior fashion editor at GLAMCITYZ, who covers topics in Fashion, Style, and weddings. With his keen eye for trends, he expertly navigates the dynamic world of fashion, offering invaluable insights and advice to readers. In his leisure time, you'll often find Ben indulging in his love for reading and enjoying the melodies of good music.

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