With the success of live-action movies for Cinderella and Maleficent, Disney has announced that it will shoot a new movie starring Tinker Bell. This character originates from the beloved play, Peter Pan.
Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon has signed on to play the titular role. In addition to her acting duties, Witherspoon will also serve as a producer for this project.
Here’s more from The Hollywood Reporter: “Initially a minor and nonspeaking character in J.M. Barrie’s Pan story, Tinker Bell has, since her appearance in Disney’s 1953 classic animated feature, become one of the symbols of Disney and is at the center of the lucrative Disney Fairies franchise. Peter Pan’s fairy companion has typically been portrayed as a temperamental character who can become dangerously jealous due to her unrequited love for the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up.” (via Variety.com)