Antiguan Rasta stars as Peter Pan in Feature Film

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Peter Pan

A young Antiguan from the Nyabinghi Tribe at Creekside is starring as Peter Pan in a new feature film.

 

Fox Searchlight’s Wendy is scheduled to hit theaters February 2020.

 

The movie is a modern take of the classic tale written by J. M. Barrie and told in the point of view of Wendy Darling.

 

The official synopsis reads, “The classic story of Peter Pan is wildly reimagined in this ragtag epic from Benh Zietlin, director of Beasts of the Southern Wild. Lost on a mysterious island where aging and time have come unglued, Wendy must fight to save her family, her freedom and the joyous spirit of young from the deadly peri of growing up”.

 

In 2012. Zeitlin’s first feature film Beasts of the Southern Wild, took the Sundance Film Festival by storm.

 

The movie received an Oscar Nomination for Best Picture and Zeitlin earn a Best Director Nomination.

 

For Wendy, Zeitlin’s long-awaited follow up film, he reportedly searched the Caribbean for someone to star as Peter Pan.

 

“We went to the Rasta Camp and he did extensive
auditions with him before his cast was secured,” Film Commissioner Bert Kirchner said.

 

“He couldn’t swim to start off with although he wasn’t scared. He just jumped in any water ready to drown but anyway we had him doing swimming classes”, Kircher said of the young actor.

 

The cast is led by Devin Francis as Wendy and also includes Gage Naquin, Gavin Naquin, Romyri Ross, Ahmad Cage and Krzysztof Meyn.

 

The movie was reportedly filmed in Antigua, Montserrat, Mexico and the United States.

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18 COMMENTS

  1. I wonder how much they paid the young man, if it was market rate, and if it will be invested for his future. I think of Slum Dog Millionaire and how the producer there took care of the young cast from poor backgrounds in India

  2. Good luck to the young chap. Guys remember we have to creep first be4 we walked. It’s not always about money first up but getting a Brand that sells.

    • stupid stupid talk .just as i was reading expected to see this and i found it .money is everything in the world outside antigua fella .like many antiguans sont know the value of them selves.the film wod make millions and the main actor still broke.

  3. I think we should march against that. This is bad. Now Antigua is getting good publicity and now a little Naja Bingi youth is getting famous and most likely some good money.
    While the dogs barks the wagon keep moving on. Woof woof woof. Who let the dogs out

  4. “If we/people do not have anything good to say about our young-youths, going out to be recognised and to put of our little beautiful “pineapple” Island; Antigua and Barbuda on the map”, don’t say anything.

    Congratulations to the family and the Nyabinghi Trib🙏.

    I am waiting to watch this movie.

    (Just like when the movie Fire Power movie had came many years ago)🇬🇧

  5. All I have to say say, job well done,just another motivation to the young Rasta tribes all over the world not just in antigua! Eg. Jamaica as well!

  6. Keeping the ‘Outside Greed’ away from Antigua is what’s kept your Island safe from harmful Governments & Those with power. Don’t ever change just 2 fit in!

  7. Does this article mean hes going to be a STAR ? or is he just getting a part in a movie ? Please make sure his contract sort out so the man can sort out his life later. Roberts all the Way. And how is this not big news ?

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