Production kicks off this week…

It has been announced that principal photography on Joe Wright’s live-action Peter Pan feature is set to begin April 28th.

Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the film follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

The film stars Hugh Jackman (‘Les Misérables’) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (‘Inside Llewyn Davis’) as Hook; Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (‘The Dictator’) as Smee; and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter.

Rounding out the cast will be Amanda Seyfried (‘Les Misérables’) as Mary, alongside Jack Charles (‘Mystery Road’) as The Chief/Tiger Lily’s father; Taejoo Na (‘The Kick’) as Kwahu; Nonso Anozie (‘Son of God,’ ‘Atonement’) as Bishop; Kathy Burke (‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’) as Mother Barnabas; Kurt Egyiawan (‘Skyfall’) as Murray; Lewis MacDougall (‘In the Name of the Children’) as Nibs; and newcomer Leni Zieglmeier as Wendy Darling.

Wright is directing the as-yet-untitled Peter Pan adventure from a screenplay by Jason Fuchs. Greg Berlanti, Paul Webster and SarahSchechter are producing, with Tim Lewis serving as executive producer. Filming will take place at WarnerBros. Studios Leavesden, with a worldwide release pencilled in for July 17th, 2015.