Mike and Molly‘s Melissa McCarthy is set to play Tinker Bell in the live action version of the Disney classic.

Left: (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) Right: (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Left: (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Right: (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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The project is said to be the joint brain child of Melissa and director Shawn Levy. They reportedly came up with an idea for a comedic version of the Tinker Bell story together. While Tinker Bell always had a quirky silliness about her, a comedic take will be a very different approach to the character’s story.

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I’m sure Melissa and Shawn are very excited about the upcoming project as it is said to be top priority among other film ventures, but is it the right move? Is the story of Tinker Bell a comedy? Melissa’s acting style is high energy and dynamic, will she make a convincing Tinker Bell? You decide.

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Vanessa Rao | CW44 Tampa Bay