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With production set to begin in a few days, Warner Bros.’ Peter Pan adaptation has added Amanda Seyfried to the cast.
The film reunites Seyfried, who will play Mary, with her Les Miserables co-star Hugh Jackman, who is starring in the film as Blackbeard.
Directed by Joe Wright from a script by Jason Fuchs, Warner Bros.’ adaption will offer a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie. The film will follow an orphan boy who is spirited away to the magical Neverland, where he discovers both adventure and danger. Filming will begin on April 28 at the Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in England.
Garrett Hedlund will star as Hook, while Rooney Mara will play Tiger Lily. Adeel Akhtar takes on the role of Smee and newcomer Levi Miller will play the young Peter.
Also joining the cast ahead of the start of production are Jack Charles (Mystery Road) as The Chief/Tiger Lily’s father; Tae-joo Na (The Kick) as Kwahu; Nonso Anozie (Son of God) as Bishop; Kathy Burke (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as Mother Barnabas; Kurt Egyiawan (Skyfall) as Murray; Lewis MacDougall (U.K. TV’s In the Name of the Children) as Nibs; and newcomer Leni Zieglmeier as Wendy Darling.
Greg Berlanti, Paul Webster and Sarah Schechter are producing, with Tim Lewis serving as executive producer. Courtenay Valenti and Andrew Fischel are overseeing for the studio.
The film is set for a worldwide release on July 17, 2015.
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