A few months ago Disney revealed that they were working on a live action film featuring Peter Pan’s fairy friend, Tinker Bell – which considering the success of their Disney’s Fairies line of merchandise and film, isn’t surprising.
Now they’ve found their fairy, as THR reports that Reese Witherspoon is attached to star in and produce Tink. Not much is known about the plot, but it appears it will follow in the footsteps of Maleficent of taking a classic Disney character and showing us a new side to her, as well as to the familiar story.
That may suggest it will explain why she seems so jealous in the Disney animated movie when Peter pays attention to another woman (and may also go into why she doesn’t speak in the film, but has since been given a voice by the House Of Mouse).
Unlike Maleficent though, this won’t be a huge mega-budget movie, instead being conceived as a midrange movie.