Friday 26 December 2014

Walken to play Hook in Peter Pan

Published 14/07/2014 | 11:18

Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in a live TV version of Peter Pan
Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in a live TV version of Peter Pan

Christopher Walken is to play Captain Hook in a live TV version of Peter Pan.

NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt told a TV critics' meeting that the Oscar-winning actor will bring his own spin to the US role.

Walken could create the first tap-dancing Captain Hook, Greenblatt said, noting the actor got his start in musical theatre.

The veteran actor is currently on the big screen in Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys, playing a music-loving mob boss.

Peter Pan Live! is a follow-up to NBC's successful live version of The Sound of Music in 2013 with Carrie Underwood. Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, who produced The Sound of Music, are also working on the new show.

Other casting has yet to be announced for the December 4 musical.

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