Disney can’t help themselves, set Reese Witherspoon to play live-action Tinkerbell

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Actually, this picture of Reese was kind of my face when I saw this news.

The Hollywood Reporter broke on Thursday that Witherspoon is set to star in yet another live-action property from Disney. This time, they are bringing in the actress to play Tinkebell in the movie Tink, an adaptation of the Peter Pan character. Witherspoon will also produce the picture.

This isn’t the first live-action adaptation that Disney has set for the future. They already have a slate that includes live action Jungle Book, Mulan, Pinocchio, and Dumbo, which all come after adaptations of their own animated features with Maleficent and Cinderella. While all of those properties have big name directors behind the projects, right now no director is attached to helm Tink.

Victoria Strouse, who wrote the script for Pixar’s upcoming Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory, is penning the script for the project.

According to THR, the take on the project is being kept deep in Pixie Hollow, but insiders say it will play with the idea and the timeline of the well-known Peter Pan narrative. It is also being developed in the vein of Maleficent, Disney’s 2014 hit that starred Angelina Jolie as the evil witch from Sleeping Beauty. Like Maleficent, this Tinker Bell tale is conceived as “the story you don’t know” and will offer a new perspective on the character.

The actress was most recently seen in Hot Pursuit and is set to star and produce The Pale Blue Dot, which is being called a spiritual sequel to director Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity. She was nominated for an Oscar last year for her lead role in Wild.

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