Julia Roberts and Ludivine Sagnier will be heir to 20-year-old Yara Shahidi.
Disney studio is preparing a game adaptation of its next classic cartoon, which will be “Peter Pan and Wendy”. The creators are already recruiting the cast, and now it has become known that the black actress and model Yara Shahidi will perform the Tinker Bell fairy – the authoritative publication Deadline shares this information.
As you can see, Disney continues the trend in which the roles of traditionally white characters go to representatives of other races. Note that this is not the first such decision by Disney: earlier the studio decided to give African-American Holly Bailey the main role in the upcoming remake of “The Little Mermaid”, which is due out next year.
As for Shahidi, she became famous thanks to her participation in the TV series “Black-ish” and its offshoot “Grown-ish”. In addition to these projects, on account of her roles in films such as “Alex Cross” and “The Sun Is Also a Star”. In Peter Pan & Wendy, Shahidi will star alongside Alexander Moloney (Peter Pan), Milla Jovovich’s daughter Ever Anderson (Wendy), and Jude Law (Captain Hook). The film will be directed by David Lowry (Pete and His Dragon). No release date has been announced yet.