From being an animated feature film, Peter Pan has come a long way. Disney has found its live-action “Peter Pan & Wendy” in Alexander Molony and Ever Anderson, respectively. The movie will be directed by David Lowery and is set to follow such successful hits as “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin.”

According to Variety, Alexander Molony will step into the shoes of the forever-youthful Lost Boys leader Peter Pan, while Ever Anderson will play the always-on-her-toes Wendy. There had been many attempts to bring the J.M. Barrie novel in a live-action setting. Steven Spielberg’s “Hook” was one such movie, but it didn’t do so well at the box office. This is the first time that Disney is doing its own treatment of an animated movie they successfully made into a box office success.

There had been rumors about the movie, with most pointing towards it being made specifically for Disney’s Disney+ streaming service. However, the successes of live-action versions of “Aladdin” and “The Lion King,” which both made $1 billion globally, is hard to ignore.

IGN reported that the two young stars are relatively unknown, with only a few acting credits as their claim to fame. Molony has the TV shows “The Reluctant Landlord” and “Claude” as acting jobs on his resume. On the other hand, Anderson is best known as the pretty daughter of actress Milla Jovovich. Her acting chore included an appearance in “Resident Evil: Final Chapter” where she played the Red Queen. She is also slated to appear as the young Natasha Romanoff in Marvel’s “Black Widow” this coming May 1, 2020.

The movie will carry the title “Peter Pan & Wendy” and will be directed by David Lowery, who was also in the director’s chair for the live-action remake of another Disney film, “Pete’s Dragon.” The Peter Pan movie will also be produced by Jim Whitaker, with a script penned by Lowery and Toby Halbrooks.

This movie is the latest film to be released from Disney’s growing repertoire of animated film-turned-live-action movies. The latest live-action film from Disney, "Mulan," is expected to have a successful box office turnaround of $85 million domestically.

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