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Rooney to play Pan's Tiger Lily?

Rooney Mara is tipped to play Tiger Lily in Peter Pan origins movie Pan.

Hugh Jackman and Garrett Hedlund are already signed up to play pirates Blackbeard and Hook in the film directed by Atonement's Joe Wright.

According to Entertainment Weekly, sources have confirmed Girl With A Dragon Tattoo star Rooney has been cast as Tiger Lily, princess of the native American Indian tribe who live on Neverland in JM Barrie's story.

Lupita Nyonog'o and Blue Is The Warmest Colour's Adele Exarchopoulos were reportedly among the other actresses considered for the role.

The movie was written by Jason Fuchs and tells the story of Peter Pan's early days when he was an orphan who was taken to Neverland, and ended up leading a rebellion against the pirates.

Warner Bros recently held open auditions at Wembley Arena in London as part of their search for a boy aged between 11 and 13 to star as Peter Pan.

Pan is due out in cinemas in July 2015.

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