Christopher Walken Joins NBC’s Peter Pan as Villain Captain Hook

Christopher Walken Captain Hook

Ahoy, Captain Hook! NBC used the Television Critics Association summer press tour today to announce that they have found their Captain Hook for the upcoming Peter Pan Live! musical coming  later this year. While the person chosen might not immediately seem like the best fit, he’s actually the perfect man for the job.

None other than Christopher Walken will don a pirate getup and portray Captain Hook in the NBC’s live musical adaptation of Peter Pan per EW. He will play alongside a female Peter Pan that has yet to be cast, though should be soon.

Walken’s extensive resume includes numerous stints of dancing and singing including Pennies From Heaven and Hairspray, to name a few. NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt suggests that Walken could be the first Captain Hook to bust out tap-dancing.

As for Pan, NBC had wanted Kristen Bell for the part but her schedule won’t allow it. Greenblatt says they are close on catching their Pan actress but haven’t quite sealed the deal just yet. An announcement should be forthcoming within the next couple weeks as production gets underway in August.

The expected premiered date for Peter Pan Live! is sometime in December.

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