Christopher Walken to play Captain Hook in NBC’s “Peter Pan”

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Christopher Walken set to play Captain Hook in NBC’s live show Peter Pan (1)

Christopher Walken has signed on to play the infamous Captain Hook in NBC’s live show “Peter Pan.”

NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt announced the casting news at the Television Critics Association press tour. He said of Walken: “He might really be a song and dance man at heart.”

After NBC had a successful live show adaptation of “The Sound of Music” starring Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer, the follow-up was quickly announced as the Peter Pan musical. Now, veteran actor Walken has been tapped to play the villainous role, despite no announcement made yet as to who will play the title character.

The live production of the “Peter Pan” Broadway musical will be produced by Oscar winners Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

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