Mar 16, 2021 12:01 PM EST

Principal Photography Begins on Disney's Peter Pan and Wendy

Principal Photography Begins on Disney's Peter Pan and Wendy

Disney has announced that they have begun principal photography in Vancouver on the live-action adventure/fantasy "Peter Pan & Wendy".  The film will be directed by David Lowery ("Pete's Dragon") and produced by Jim Whitaker ("Pete's Dragon"). 

The film stars Jude Law ("Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them") as Captain Hook; Yara Shahidi ("Grown-ish") as Tinkerbell; Ever Anderson ("Black Widow") as Wendy; Alexander Molony ("The Reluctant Landlord") as Peter Pan; Molly Parker ("House of Cards") as Mrs. Darling; Alan Tudyk ("Rogue One: A Star Wars Story") as Mr. Darling; newcomers Joshua Pickering as John; Jacobi Jupe as Michael and Alyssa Wapanatâhk as Tiger Lily; and Jim Gaffigan ("The Jim Gaffigan Show") as Smee.

"Peter Pan has long been one of my favorite stories, partially because I've always resisted growing up, but also because of the heart, adventure, and imagination that makes J.M. Barrie's original tale so evergreen. I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to redefine his iconic characters for a new generation - and even more excited that I get to do so with such an exceptional cast and crew," says David Lowery. 

The beloved tale is based on the  J. M. Barrie novel "Peter and Wendy", which also inspired Disney's 1953 animated classic. This live-action film will follow the story of a young girl who, defying her parents' wishes to attend boarding school, travels with her two younger brothers to the magical Neverland. There, she meets a boy who refuses to grow up, a tiny fairy and an evil pirate captain, and they soon find themselves on a thrilling and dangerous adventure far, far away from their family and the comforts of home.

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