Elizabeth Banks Lands Tinkerbell Role

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July 15, 2010 | 11:23am EST

Elizabeth Banks is getting her wings ready for the big screen, after landing the fairy role in a live-action movie about Peter Pan’s Tinkerbell.

The actress is set to star as the mischievous pixie in Disney’s forthcoming romantic comedy, Tink.

Hollywood heavyweights Adam Shankman, McG and and Jennifer Gibgot have signed on to produce the screenplay, written by Jennifer Wright Shapiro, reports Variety.

It is not the first time Tink has been brought to the big screen – the fairy was played by Virginia Browne Faire in Herbert Brenon’s 1924 version of Peter Pan, by Julia Roberts in 1991’s Hook, and by Ludivine Sagnier in P.J. Hogan’s 2003 adaptation of Peter Pan.