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Warner Bros. has cast Rooney Mara in the role of Tiger Lily in its Peter Pan origin film Pan.
Pan looks to be a star-studded adventure with the announcement that Rooney Mara will join the film. Mara was most recently seen in the Oscar nominated film Her, as the wife of Joaquin Phoenix’s character.
Variety reports that Rooney Mara will fill the role of Tiger Lily, who is the daughter of the Native Chief and a loyal friend of Peter Pan. Her friendship with Peter Pan leads Captain Hook to believe that Tiger Lily knows where Peter Pan’s hideout is located.
The film’s script has been written by Jason Fuchs, who has written for an array of TV shows including The Good Wife, Law and Order and The Sopranos. Berlanti Productions is producing the film with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter from Warner Bros.
It’s also been reported that Pan has not yet been cast, but that the studio is looking for an actor between the age of 10 and 12.
The film is set during WWII and follows the original tale of Peter Pan after he realizes he must save Neverland from the pirate Captain Blackbeard.
The new Peter Pan film’s release date has been set for July 17, 2015. The Pan origins tale will be released in 3D and 2D.