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‘Come Away’ lets Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan take flight with multiracial cast

(Reuters) – Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan are brother and sister in the new fantasy film “Come Away” that puts a new spin on two of the best-known British children’s classic stories.

And that’s not all. Both Peter and Alice are played by multi-racial young actors, with David Oyelowo playing their father and Angelina Jolie playing their mother in turn of the 20th century England.

“They are iconic characters in beloved fairy tales, but we’ve never seen them put together,” said Oyelowo, best known for playing American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr, in “Selma.”

“These are fictional fantasy characters that race is not something that is tied to their representation on film,” he added. “I think there are far more people who are going to celebrate what we do in this film than the few and small voices who take umbrage with it.”

“Come Away” is released

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Killer who beat his mother with pan, left body outside pizzeria for weeks gets 25 years

A Burlington County man, who beat his 77-year-old mother to death with a pan so he could sell her belongings to buy cocaine, was sentenced Friday to 25 years in state prison.

Brian K. Templeton, 54, pleaded guilty in August to aggravated manslaughter as part of a plea agreement with the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, which required him to serve more than 21 years before being eligible for parole.

Templeton killed his mother, Doris Templeton, last October at their apartment in Edgewater Park, according to investigators. After bludgeoning her with a kitchen pan as she slept in her bed, he stuffed her body in a cedar chest and left it there for several days.

He later moved the chest containing his deceased mother to his car and parked outside the pizzeria where he worked in Willingboro, authorities said. Police discovered the body about three weeks after the slaying. Detectives launched

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Yara Shahidi Will Play Tinkerbell in the Live-Action ‘Peter Pan’ Movie

Photo credit: Emma McIntyre - Getty Images
Photo credit: Emma McIntyre – Getty Images

From ELLE

Just as Peter Pan vows to never grow up, movies about him are proving just as resistant to age out of Hollywood. Disney continues to adapt its catalog of classic animated films with Peter Pan & Wendy, and the next live-action movie has found its Tinkerbell. Relative newcomers Ever Anderson and Alexander Molony were cast as Wendy Darling and Peter Pan, respectively, back in March. Oscar nominee Jude Law boarded the project as Captain Hook in July. And now the film has secured its iconic winged fairy.

Below, everything we know about the new film, including if it will premiere on Disney+.

Who is involved?

Sources tell Variety that Anderson (who will reportedly play the younger version of Scarlett Johansson in Black Widow and is the daughter of actress Milla Jovovich) will play Wendy. Meanwhile, Molony (Disney Junior series Claude

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