Date: 22nd May 2015

Reese Witherspoon to play Tinker Bell in Disney live action fairytale.

Reese Witherspoon will star as Tinker Bell in Disney’s revisionist live action take on the classic Peter Pan pixie.

Witherspoon, currently experiencing a career revival following her Oscar-nominated turn in the true life biopic Wild, is reported to be attached to the film, titled Tink. Disney plans to rework the timeline and concept of JM Barrie’s 1904 play, Peter Pan, and its 1911 novelisation, Peter and Wendy, to present an untold story about the mischievous fairy. The studio found box office success last year with the similarly pitched Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie as a sympathetic version of the famous Sleeping Beauty villain.

Tink, which will be based on a script from Victoria Strouse appears to have been rushed onto Disney’s slate after rival studio Twentieth Century Fox announced its own live action Tinker Bell movie in November. Warner’s version is due to star Bridesmaids’ Melissa McCarthy, with Night of the Museum’s Shawn Levy set to direct from a screenplay by Bad Neighbours’ Nicholas Stoller.

Source: Press Release