White actors cast as ethnic characters

Some fans are less than thrilled that actress Rooney Mara has been cast as Tiger Lily in "Pan," a planned live-action adaptation of "Peter Pan." The character is Native-American and Mara, best known for starring in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," is reportedly of Irish descent. <a href='http://variety.com/2014/film/news/tiger-lilly-warner-bros-pan-1201102262/#' target='_blank'>According to a Variety story about the casting,</a> "The world (Of 'Pan') being created is multi-racial/international -- and a very different character than previously imagined." It's not the first time such casting has occurred, or stirred controversy.

Some fans are less than thrilled that actress Rooney Mara has been cast as Tiger Lily in "Pan," a planned live-action adaptation of "Peter Pan." The character is Native-American and Mara, best known for starring in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," is reportedly of Irish descent. According to a Variety story about the casting, "The world (Of 'Pan') being created is multi-racial/international -- and a very different character than previously imagined." It's not the first time such casting has occurred, or stirred controversy.