6 White Little Mermaid
EXCLUSIVE: Disney maintains to accomplish strides in diversifying its archetypal characters and is accomplishing it afresh as assets acquaint Deadline that Grown-ish first rate Yara Shahidi is set to comedy Tinker Bell in David Lowery’s Peter Pan and Wendy. This could mark the aboriginal time a being of blush has abounding the position that normally has featured a white greater and follows within the footsteps afterwards Disney set Halle Bailey to comedy Ariel in The Little Mermaid.
Shahidi joins Jude Law, who will comedy Captain Hook, as capable-bodied as Alexander Molony and Ever Anderson, who will comedy the appellation characters. Lowery is on lath to absolute the interest and moreover co-wrote the calligraphy with Toby Halbrooks. Jim Whitaker is generating.
Sources say the absolution is popular to be affected and not cross the Disney alive direction.
Disney’s 1953 activated archetypal is still the high-quality stated adjustment of the J.M. Barrie abnormal about Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn’t age, and the accouchement he whisks abroad to the bewitched apple of Neverland. Many introduced studios be given fabricated their personal versions on the massive and toddler displays which include Steven Spielberg’s Hook starring Robin Williams and Joe Wright’s Pan, both of which aghast on the container workplace.
In extraordinary and films, Tinker Bell is a bogie and Pan’s abutting acquaintance and was abundantly played via Julia Roberts in Spielberg’s retelling. In contempo years, Disney has been reachable to any newbie arena a role that in the beginning changed into bound to Caucasian talent, authoritative after-consequences afterwards ambience Bailey to comedy the bogie Ariel. With Tinker Bell, the flat and Lowery capital to do the aforementioned from the get-cross and bound pursued Shahidi, whose exceptional has been on the acceleration for some time.
Shahidi had her blemish position at the ABC ball Black-ish as Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross’ babe Zoey. Her appearance have become so abundant a fan trendy that she become accustomed the aftereffect alternation Grown-ish, which chronicles Zoey’s academy years. Following the fulfillment of the show, ABC Studios afresh energetic her to an all-embracing deal.
On the blur side, she afresh starred inside the YA adjustment of The Sun Is Additionally a Brilliant adverse Charles Melton.
She is repped via CAA, Principal Entertainment LA and recommend Ryan Nord.