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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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Reader Feedback - 23 Comments

1

I just hope that they don't make Tinkerbell a "fun" or "funny" character. She was a bitch in Peter Pan.

Daniel F on Jul 14, 2010

2

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.

seanathan on Jul 14, 2010

3

Fuck YEAH! I'm all in FAPFAPFAP. XD

Duke Of Ontario on Jul 14, 2010

4

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.

Xerxex on Jul 14, 2010

5

elizabeth banks......I'im there

tim dahill on Jul 14, 2010

6

Haha. In one way a perfect choice. I love Elisabeth Banks.

ryderup on Jul 15, 2010

7

She is beautiful. Ohmygod i want her.

Raymond D. Douche on Jul 15, 2010

8

YEA!!! She's so gorgeous! I love her <3

Lincoln on Jul 15, 2010

9

Elizabeth and Tinkerbell Makes a Porno.... how appropriate 🙂

PinkSushit on Jul 15, 2010

10

Ruh-Oh

Voice of Reason on Jul 15, 2010

11

#9 I was thinking the same thing LOL ... Reminds me of the porno spoof of Gladiator that was called Gladheateher LOL

Sam Shadey on Jul 15, 2010

12

This thread has quickly dengernatied and I'm trying not to laugh at some of the recnt comments ..

Hattori Hanzo on Jul 15, 2010

13

I can't wait to see her in that tiny little outfit!

dan on Jul 15, 2010

14

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.

Cracky on Jul 15, 2010

15

Helllllll-O, what have we herrrrrre? I think Banks was perfectly cast. Now if only disney could translate that back to marvel.. (ouch!)

Solo Calrissian on Jul 15, 2010

16

^ What a Throbbing Love Muscle (Ouch!)

Jimmy Love on Jul 15, 2010

17

She's better than Norton thats for sure lol

Jimmy Love on Jul 15, 2010

18

i would so fuck the shit out of her. damn she so banging hot.

Big758 on Jul 15, 2010

19

She should play (she)Hulk 🙂

ryderup on Jul 15, 2010

20

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 🙂

akumared on Jul 15, 2010

21

fuck yeah shes bangin!

DoomCanoe on Jul 15, 2010

22

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.

Brenna on Jul 17, 2010

23

Great to see Elizabeth Banks finally getting her star vehicle.

Anomalous Material on Jul 17, 2010

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