‘Bridesmaids’ Star Melissa McCarthy Set To Star As Tinker Bell.
By Sarah Jayne Alexander.
Oscar Nominee Melissa McCarthy-star of hit movies like Bridesmaids, The Heat and Identity Thief has jumped on board to star as Peter Pan’s Tinker Bell in a new Fox adventure-comedy with Shawn Levy directing.
Levy (Night At The Museum: The Secret Tomb) and McCarthy developed the story together, basing it around the JM Barrie classic with Nicholas Stoller (Get Him To The Greek) working on the script. Shawn Levy will produce the currently untitled project through his Fox-based 21 Laps production company and McCarthy will co-produce via her On The Day Company.
Melissa McCarthy will first star with Bill Murray in St. Vincent released in the UK on December 5th and Fox’s upcoming comedy Spy whilst Shawn Levy’s Night at the Museum: The Secret Tomb will be released by Fox in December before production begins on the fairy winged adventure.
More on this story as it develops.