Director Joe Wright’s (Hanna) retelling of the origins of Peter Pan, entitled simply Pan, is taking more shape as the cast continues to grow.
Amanda Seyfried has joined the cast and will play the character of Mary in the movie which begins shooting this week.
The movie will be a new take on the origins of JM Barrie’s beloved character, in this version Peter will be an orphan who discovers the magic land of Neverland.
The movie has also added Jack Charles (“Mystery Road”) as The Chief/Tiger Lily’s father, Taejoo Na (“The Kick”) as Kwahu, Nonso Anozie (“Son of God”) as Bishop, Kathy Burke (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) as Mother Barnabas; Kurt Egyiawan (“Skyfall”) as Murray, Lewis MacDougall (“In the Name of the Children”) as Nibs, and newcomer Leni Zieglmeier as Wendy Darling.
Already cast are Hugh Jackman as the villain Blackbeard, Garrett Hedlund as a young Captain Hook, Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily, and Adeel Akhtar as Smee. Greg Berlanti, Paul Webster and Sarah Schechter are producing with a July 17th 2015 release planned.