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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara is in talks to play Tiger Lily in Warner Bros.’ Peter Pan origin story Pan, Heat Vision reports.
She would join Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard and Garrett Hedlund as Hook in director Joe Wright’s film, which follows an orphan boy who’s kidnapped by pirates from World War II London and taken to Neverland, which he must save from Blackbeard. The role of the young Pan has yet to be cast.
According to Variety, the world of Pan is vastly different than early movies based on J.M. Barrie’s works, with a more multiracial/international bent. The studio reportedly looked at several actresses, including Lupita Nyonog’o (12 Years a Slave) and Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color) before settling on Mara to play Tiger Lily.Written by Jason Fuchs (Ice Age: Continental Drift), Pan is scheduled to open July 17, 2015.