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Elizabeth Banks To Play Tinkerbell

July 15th, 2010 11:57pm EDT

Elizabeth Banks Actress Elizabeth Banks is off to Never Never Land after landing a coveted role in a new live-action movie about Peter Pan's pixie pal Tinkerbell.

The "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" 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 a modern star has played the fairy - Julia Roberts played the pixie in 1991's Hook and French actress Ludivine Sagnier portrayed the sprite in P.J. Hogan's 2003 adaptation of Peter Pan.

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Photo Credits: Disney; Janet Mayer / PR Photos

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