Tuesday, March 18, 2014

'Pan' finds its Peter

After a long international search, including an open casting call in the UK, the new Warner Bros feature Pan has found its young actor to take the title role.

Australian actor Levi Miller has landed the role according to Variety. He joins fellow Australian Hugh Jackman who will play the pirate Blackbeard, Garrett Hedlund as Hook and Rooney Mara who is in talks to play Tiger Lily. Joe Wright will direct from a script written by Jason Fuchs.

The film will be a new take on the classic story. It is set during World War II and follows an orphan who is kidnapped by pirates and brought to Neverland, where he discovers he’s destined to save the land from the pirate Blackbeard.

The world being created is international — and with a very different title character than previously imagined, according to reports.

Director Joe Wright was looking for a new discovery for the role of Pan and Levi Miller is a relative newcomer — his biggest credit to date is an episode of TV series Terra Nova.

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