Rooney Mara in Negotiations to Play Tiger Lily in Warner Bros.’ ‘Pan’

Rooney Mara in Negotiations to Play Tiger Lily in Warner Bros.' 'Pan'

Hugh Jackman and Garrett Hedlund are expected to star in the Joe Wright movie

After co-starring in Warner Bros.’ Oscar-nominated drama “Her,” Rooney Mara is in negotiations to play Tiger Lily in the studio's big-budget tentpole “Pan,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.

Joe Wright is directing from a script by Jason Fuchs, and Greg Berlanti is producing with Paul Webster and former WB exec Sarah Schechter, who now runs Berlanti's production company.

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“Pan” tells the untold story of how a young orphan boy from London is spirited away to the magical Neverland where he finds grand adventures that shape him into the hero known to generations as Peter Pan.

The film is expected to star Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard and Garrett Hedlund as Captain Hook.

Wright is planning to create a world that very international and multi-racial, effectively challenging audiences’ preconceived notions of Neverland and reimagining the environment.

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Warners executive Courtenay Valenti will oversee the project for the studio, which will release the 3D movie on July 17, 2015.

Mara, who previously starred in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” next stars in Stephen Daldry‘s “Trash” and a Terrence Malick movie. She's represented by WME and Management 360.

 

  • Batman

    “Wright is planning to create a world that very international and multi-racial, effectively challenging audiences’ preconceived notions of Neverland”

    Like making Tiger Lily white,even though we all know the story?

    • https://twitter.com/adamhowardcross Adam Cross

      any excuse to ignore actors of colour even further.

  • Keita Jones

    I'm sure its not that hard to find someone who is of Native American descent to actually play Tiger Lilly. But then again I'm not surprised seeing how Hollywood likes to depict Jesus and Cleopatra on film