Rooney Mara joins `Peter Pan` film

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 13, 2014, 15:38 PM IST

`The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo` star Rooney Mara is the latest to join the star-studded cast of Warner Bros` `Peter Pan`.

The film, an origin tale on the boy who never grew up, also will star Hugh Jackman and Garrett Hedlund.

Mara is in talks to play Tiger Lily in the film, being directed by `Atonement` helmer Joe Wright from a script by Jason Fuchs, said.

Jackman will play the main villain in the story as Blackbeard while Hedlund will take on the role of Hook in the film.
The story, a reimagining of author J M Barrie`s story, will revolve around a young orphan boy from London who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he faces off against Blackbeard.

The film is slated for release on July 17, 2015.
Mara is currently shooting lesbian drama `Carol` with Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett.
She was last seen in Spike Jonze`s futuristic romance `Her`.