Yara Shahidi Cast As Tinker Bell In Live Action ‘Peter Pan’ Movie!

Yara Shahidi will be getting some wings!

The 20-year-old grown-ish star has reportedly been cast as Tinker Bell in the upcoming live action Peter Pan & Wendy, according to Deadline.

Yara joins the ever growing cast of the new Peter Pan film. Also cast in the movie include Jude Law as Captain Hook, Alexander Molony as Peter Pan and Ever Anderson as Wendy.

Yara‘s casting in the film is pretty notable as Tinkerbell has traditionally been a white character. She joins her grown-ish co-star Halle Bailey in being cast in roles that have previously only been played by white actors.

Halle will of course be playing Ariel in the upcoming live action The Little Mermaid.

Just last month, it was announced that Yara had signed an overall deal with ABC, and formed a production company alongside her mom under that deal.

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