Elizabeth Banks Compares Her Tinkerbell Movie To Will Ferrell's Elf

By Sean O'Connell 2012-01-18 10:03:55discussion comments
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Man On a Ledge star Elizabeth Banks revealed a few crucial details about her planned feature Tink, in which she’d like to play a live-action version of Peter Pan’s right-hand-fairy, to MovieHole. And for starters, she compared it to Will Ferrell and Jon Favreau’s sweetly innocent holiday comedy, Elf.

“Tinkerbell gets thrown out of Never Never Land, and it’s about where she goes and who she meets and the adventures she has,” Banks explained, before adding, “We’re in script stage and everybody is really excited and blah, blah, doesn’t mean anything. You might as well not even write it down because who knows, it might not even happen.”

Here’s hoping that it does, though. MH points out that the great Marti Noxon (Fright Night, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is attempting to crack the script, and that Banks, Adam Shankman and McG are on board as producers.

Banks absolutely deserves a starring role in a comedic feature to show the world what she can do. While revisiting NBC’s Scrubs for a TV feature story I contributed to the site, I was reminded what an integral part she was to that show … and how razor sharp her timing can be in the right comedies. Banks has impressed audiences in 30 Rock, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and, of course, Wet Hot American Summer. And yes, Kevin Smith’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno should have been the project that put her over the top with mainstream audiences. But it didn’t.

Can Tink? Will Banks even be able to get it made? Maybe if The Hunger Games blows up, as expected, Banks will have enough clout to muscle the fairy tale comedy into the creative pipeline, because it sounds like it has great potential.
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