Elizabeth Banks Lands Live Action Tinkerbell

Disney are gearing up to relaunch their beloved Tinkerbell in a live-action movie based around the famous fairy and Elizabeth Banks has landed the titular role.

Variety are reporting that Banks will also serve as producer on Tink along with McG, Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot who are all pitching in with their own production companies. Elizabeth Wright Shapiro will pen the script after being behind the project since the beginning.

The Tinkerbell character continues to have success in Disney’s straight-to-DVD series and it does beg the question, is Disney overworking the character just a bit?

In Disney’s original Peter Pan , Tinkerbell was glamorous but mischievous and her classic image has since become a symbol of Disney magic. She was reimagined as a tomboy who yearned to be a lady in Steven Spielberg’s Hook with Julia Roberts and as an impish trickster in 2003 with PJ Hogan’s Peter Pan.

Banks plays usually plays comedy with a sweeter edge than most so we may get just the right amount of sass and style to suit our fairy friend.

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