More than 70 years have passed since the animated film’s premiere, but the mouse studio continues to stir among its intellectual properties to continue producing live-action versions of the stories that consolidated Disney as the leader in entertainment for the whole family. Now it’s Peter Pan’s turn, the classic adventure of a kid who didn’t want to grow up. The protagonist in question will be played by Alexander Molony, a 12-year-old British actor with television experience, who has already worked lending his voice to the animated series «Claude» at Disney Junior. This is the first time that Peter Pan will not be played by a Caucasian actor, and Disney is betting on a more modern and inclusive version of the story, which already had several versions on the big screen and girl.
The career of young Alexander Molony is headed with Disney
In addition to signing the protagonist, Disney also announced that they already have an actress cast as Wendy Darling, the story’s heroine. Milla Jovovich’s daughter will play the famous character, after starting her career in the modeling world, as will her mother. At the age of 12, Ever Anderson has already participated in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and we will soon be able to see her as the young version of Scarlett Johansson in the Black Widow film.
«I’m very proud of our baby. Ever wants to be an actress since the age of five and has sacrificed time, concentration and energy in getting her dream fulfilled»
In addition to the two protagonists, Joaquin Phoenix is rumored to be the possible participation as Captain Hook and Margot Robbie as Tinkerbell, but there is no official information. Another rumor pointed to the film’s release on the Disney+ streaming platform, as did other premieres such as «The Lady and the Tramp,» however sources near the studio say it will pass through the theaters.
Ever Anderson follows in the footsteps of her mother Milla Jovovich as a model and actress
Based on the play by Scottish playwright James M. Barrie, Peter Pan’s story has already been adapted to the screen on several occasions, including Steven Spielberg’s «Hook» in 1995. In 2003 he premiered «Peter Pan», an adaptation closer to the original work and the Disney classic, which returns to the story of the child who does not want to grow up and lives in the land of Neverland. And in 2015 came «Pan», starring Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara, which told the story of origin of the protagonist. The new Disney version will be called «Peter and Wendy» and will be directed by David Lowery, who also wrote and directed «My Friend the Dragon». This time, he re-wrote the script with Toby Halbrooks. The production is led by Jim Whitaker, president of the studio subdivision responsible for that film and others as Ava DuVernay’s «A Journey in Time.»