According to Deadline, the Grown-ish actress Yara Shahidi joins the cast of live action Tinkerbell, that includes Alexander Molony as Peter Pan, Ever Anderson as Wendy and Jude Law as Captain Hook.
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There have been different adaptations of story, however, Shahidi will be the first Black woman to play the character. Since Disney is diversifying their casting, this news follows Shahidi’s Grown-ish co-star Halle Bailey casted as Ariel in the live-action story of The Little Mermaid and Niles Fitch casted as a Black prince in Disney+’ Secret Society of Second-Born Royals.
The release “is expected to be theatrical and not go the Disney+ streaming route,” Deadline states.
Shahidi is well-known for her role on the ABC sitcom Black-ish and Grown-ish as Zoey. In addition to her ABC roles, she has starred in the book-to-movie adaption of The Sun Is Also a Star.
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