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Elizabeth Banks Set to Star as Disney's Live-Action Tinkerbell

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July 14, 2010

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Step aside Mae Whitman, it's time for Elizabeth Banks to grow wings and become all glittery. Variety announces that Disney is developing a new Tinkerbell live-action romantic comedy called Tink that has Elizabeth Banks set to star and Adam Shankman (Hairspray, 82nd Academy Awards), Jennifer Gibgot (17 Again, Step Up 3-D, The Last Song) and McG producing. What an eclectic bunch, Shankman being the only one like. The concept was developed by Banks at her own production company with Max Handelman, as well as Matt Smith, and is being written by Elizabeth Wright Shapiro. This sounds like it might be fun!

Tinkerbell, known as "Tink" for short which is why they called it that, first appeared in J.M. Barrie's 1904 play and 1911 novel Peter and Wendy. She's probably best known as the tiny Disney fairy, appearing in Peter Pan in 1953. Tinkerbell remains one of Disney's favorite female characters, and they've continued to feature her in all kinds of different films and shows, including a rather successful straight-to-DVD CGI animated movie (and its many sequels) called Tinker Bell, from 2008, that Mae Whitman provided the voice for. As for this version, Variety only says that it "plays with the mischievous nature of the Tinkerbell character."

No clue how soon this could move into production, but Banks' schedule isn't too packed, so it could happen anytime in the next few years. She already finished shooting Paul Haggis' The Next Three Days and recently tweeted about shooting scenes for Jesse Peretz' comedy My Idiot Brother, so that's already underway, too. Ever since I saw Enchanted, I've been excited to see more Disney characters brought to life live-action. This already sounds like it could be fun, and although I know it is a bit girly, I like Banks and Shankman and I'm hoping for the best. They just need to hire Enchanted's Kevin Lima to direct and we'll be set! Thoughts?

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  • Daniel F
    I just hope that they don't make Tinkerbell a "fun" or "funny" character. She was a bitch in Peter Pan.
  • seanathan
    oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man!!! number one celebrity crush playing a perfect role for her. if she sports the little green dress, i may be the only straight man to buy the dvd.
  • Duke Of Ontario
    Fuck YEAH! I'm all in FAPFAPFAP. XD
  • Xerxex
    yeah I'm with 1-4 on this. She's perfect! @Daniel F I doubt they will portray her accurately, its Disney they stopped trying after Pirates 1.
  • tim dahill
    elizabeth banks......I'im there
  • ryderup
    Haha. In one way a perfect choice. I love Elisabeth Banks.
  • Raymond D. Douche
    She is beautiful. Ohmygod i want her.
  • Lincoln
    YEA!!! She's so gorgeous! I love her <3
  • PinkSushit
    Elizabeth and Tinkerbell Makes a Porno.... how appropriate :)
  • Voice of Reason
    Ruh-Oh
  • Sam Shadey
    #9 I was thinking the same thing LOL ... Reminds me of the porno spoof of Gladiator that was called Gladheateher LOL
  • Hattori Hanzo
    This thread has quickly dengernatied and I'm trying not to laugh at some of the recnt comments ..
  • dan
    I can't wait to see her in that tiny little outfit!
  • Cracky
    I am never a dude who sees a movie because a certain hot actress is in it. But damn. I'd be lying if I said I thought this wouldn't be really god damn sexy.
  • Solo Calrissian
    Helllllll-O, what have we herrrrrre? I think Banks was perfectly cast. Now if only disney could translate that back to marvel.. (ouch!)
  • Jimmy Love
    ^ What a Throbbing Love Muscle (Ouch!)
  • Jimmy Love
    She's better than Norton thats for sure lol
  • Big758
    i would so fuck the shit out of her. damn she so banging hot.
  • ryderup
    She should play (she)Hulk :)
  • akumared
    Now, all they need to do is to make this movie rated R, so we can all enjoy a side of Tink that we haven't seen before. Played of course by the gorgeous Elizabeth Banks :)
  • DoomCanoe
    fuck yeah shes bangin!
  • Brenna
    FYI: Tinker Bell is two words... this entire article is misspelling the character's name of which it is about. Someone may want to fix that because it's hurting the credibility of the piece.
  • Great to see Elizabeth Banks finally getting her star vehicle.

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