Disney’s upcoming live-action redo of Peter Pan has cast its titular leads.
Peter Pan & Wendy will star Alexander Molony as the former and newcomer Ever Anderson as the latter. Both are pictured below. Variety broke the news, reporting that at this stage the film is expected to be a theatrical release – as opposed to a Disney+ release (like the Lady & the Tramp remake).
Molony only has a few credits to his name, the biggest of which is likely Sky comedy series The Reluctant Landlord. Anderson is the daughter of actress Milla Jovovich and played a younger version of her mother in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Anderson is also playing a younger version of Scarlett Johansson in Marvel’s upcoming Black Widow.
“We’re so proud of our baby!” Jovovich shared on social media. “Ever has been wanting to act since she was 5 and she’s put the time, focus and energy into making her dream come true!”
On board to direct Peter Pan & Wendy is David Lowery, who also directed Disney’s Pete’s Dragon remake in 2016. Lowery has an interesting resume, showcasing varying genres and styles with films such as Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, A Ghost Story, The Old Man & the Gun.
Fingers crossed for this new take on J.M. Barrie’s novel. Previous big-screen adaptations, such as Steven Spielberg’s Hook starring Robin Williams and Joe Wright’s Pan, were met with mixed reactions and failed to take flight at the box office.
View this post on Instagram
Everyone, get ready to meet young Black Widow.🕷🕷🕷So We can finally talk about @evergaboanderson’s secret projects😆😆😆It was just announced in @variety that Ever plays the young Natasha Romanoff in Marvel’s @black.widow movie in theaters this May 1st and also, after a worldwide search, she’s been cast as Wendy in @disney’s new live action Peter and Wendy movie!! We’re so proud of our baby! Ever has been wanting to act since she was 5 and she’s put the time, focus and energy into making her dream come true! Congratulations Ever!!🌟🌟🌟read the full article in my stories! Photo: @chrissbrenner #evergaboanderson #blackwidow #natasharomanoff #peterpan #peterandwendy #wendy #marvel #disney