Ever Anderson to play Wendy in live-action Peter Pan

Ever Anderson is to play Wendy in Disney’s upcoming live-action Peter Pan movie.Editors at Variety reported on Tuesday that Ever, the 12-year-old daughter of Resident Evil actress Milla Jovovich and her filmmaker husband Paul W. S. Anderson, had been c…

Ever Anderson is to play Wendy in Disney’s upcoming live-action Peter Pan movie.

Editors at Variety reported on Tuesday that Ever, the 12-year-old daughter of Resident Evil actress Milla Jovovich and her filmmaker husband Paul W. S. Anderson, had been cast in one of the lead roles in the project, titled Peter Pan & Wendy.

According to the publication, the new adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic novel, which tells the story of a mischievous young boy who can fly and never grows up, will be directed by Pete’s Dragon helmer David Lowery, who co-wrote the script alongside Toby Halbrooks. Fellow newcomer Alexander Molony has been attached to portray Peter Pan.

In addition, it was reported that Ever will also play the younger version of Scarlett Johansson’s character Natasha Romanoff in the new Marvel movie, Black Widow.

In light of the news, Milla took to Instagram on Wednesday morning to confirm her eldest child’s casting in both roles.

“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!” the 44-year-old wrote in the caption. “Ever has been wanting to act since she was five and she’s put the time, focus and energy into making her dream come true! Congratulations Ever!!”

Previously, Ever played a younger version of her mum in 2016 sci-fi thriller Resident Evil: Final Chapter.

Black Widow is set to hit cinemas around the world from 29 April. A potential release date for Peter Pan & Wendy has not yet been announced.

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Ellen Burstyn and Emma Thompson to star in Peter Pan tale The Lost Girls

Ellen Burstyn and Emma Thompson are to lead the upcoming female-driven take on J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan tale.Coming-of-age fantasy-drama The Lost Girls will chronicle four generations of Darling women in the aftermath of their adventures with the boy wh…

Ellen Burstyn and Emma Thompson are to lead the upcoming female-driven take on J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan tale.

Coming-of-age fantasy-drama The Lost Girls will chronicle four generations of Darling women in the aftermath of their adventures with the boy who never grew up.

Livia De Paolis is adapting the story from Laurie Fox’s 2001 novel and directing the film. She’s also starring as Wendy, who struggles to find her creativity as she tries to escape Peter’s hold on her.

Thompson’s daughter, Gaia Wise, will play Wendy’s daughter Berry in the movie. At one point, Berry is wooed by Peter and Wendy must fight to save her family and her legacy.

Thompson will portray Berry’s grandmother in a cameo role, while Hollywood legend Burstyn is to take on the part of the family matriarch.

“I have been fascinated with the hidden meanings of fairy tales since childhood, so when I read Laurie Fox’s novel The Lost Girls I was immediately on board with the way she reinvents J.M. Barrie’s timeless fairy tale for a contemporary audience,” De Paolis told Deadline.

The Lost Girls will mark Wise’s biggest movie role to date, after appearing in 2008’s Last Chance Harvey and A Walk in the Woods in 2015.

Chris Curling and Meta Valentic will serve as producers, while Peter Touche – who helped develop the project – is executive producing alongside Kirk D’Amico.

D’Amico also teased plans to add more big names to the cast.

“We are delighted to be working with the producers and with writer/director Livia de Paolis who has a vision for this retelling of the Peter Pan story in the #MeToo era. The strong material has attracted an equally strong cast including Emma Thompson and Gaia Wise and others to be added soon,” he said in a statement.

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