Rooney Mara is Tiger Lily in Hanna director Joe Wright's Pan, Warner Bros. adaptation of the classic fairy tale Peter Pan which also stars Hugh Jackman as pirate Blackbeard and Garrett Hedlund as Captain Hook.

Producers are still trying to cast the title role of Pan, a young boy between the ages of 10 and 12.

The Jason Fuchs script puts a twist on the classic story, but still takes place in WWII as an orphaned named Peter is kidnapped by Pirates and whisked away to Neverland, where he'll never grow old and he'll never die. But first, he must save this magical land from the pirate Blackbeard and his apprentice Captain Hook.

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The world being set up will be multi-racial, with the characters very different than originally written. Warner Bros. went on an exhaustive search for the right Tiger Lily, who was originally the princess of an American-Indian tribe living on the isle of Neverland. Before settling on Rooney Mara, the studio also tested Lupita Nyong'o, who recently won an Oscar for her work in 12 Years a Slave, and Adèle Exarchopoulos best known for Blue Is the Warmest Color.

Pan is being set up as a franchise that should appeal to fans of Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings. Rooney Mara was most recently seen in Her and will next be seen in the drama Carol. She may best be remembered for her lead performance in the American adaptation of The Girl Who Played with Fire.

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