MELISSA McCarthy will play Tinker Bell.
The ‘Bridesmaids’ star will take on the role of the fairy heroine in a currently untitled comedy-adventure by Fox, reports Deadline.
‘Sex Tape’ writer Nicholas Stoller will pen the script based upon JM Barrie’s play ‘Peter Pan’ from 1904, while ‘Night at the Museum: The Secret Tomb’ director Shawn Levy will helm the film.
The 44-year-old actress most recently appeared in the comedy drama ‘St Vincent’, during which she appears to have made quite an impression on her co-star Bill Murray who recently suggested Melissa for a part in the reboot ‘Ghostbusters 3’.
The ‘Lost In Translation’ actor – who was an original Ghostbuster alongside Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis in the 1980s movies – said that he would like to see the ‘Tammy’ star appear in a female-led sequel to the film, along with fellow ‘Bridesmaids’ actress Kristen Wiig.
Bill said, “Melissa would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny – God, she’s funny!” – BANG!