Clap if you believe, because Reese Witherspoon is set to play Tink in the live-action Tinkerbell.
The Oscar-winning actress, best known for her roles in Wild, Walk the Line and Legally Blonde, has officially signed on to play Tinker-bell in the upcoming production.
Is “Perfect Casting!” running through anyone else’s mind?
Witherspoon will also produce the feature length movie, and it will be written by an all-female team.
Things just get better and better.
It is conceived that this movie will deal with Tinkerbell’s origin story—which is still a mystery—and will be in the style of Maleficent, in taking an iconic character and telling the audience the story they don’t know, but are desperate to find out.
This isn’t the first foray into live-action fairy-tales from Disney, who started the trend with Alice in Wonderland, continued with Maleficent and Cinderella and upcoming Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson.
With the commercial success of Maleficent and critical success of Cinderella, it’s hardly surprising that Disney is supporting another live-action version in the works.
Personally, I am very excited to get to know more about Tink and seeing whether the tone of the film is more Maleficent or more like Cinderella.
And the most important question: What is she going to wear?