Y’all ready for more cowbell?!
Christopher Walken, one of the greatest actors alive, is the first person to be cast in NBC’s Peter Pan Live, and we’re SO excited by this news!
Mainly because Mr. Walken has been cast as Captain Hook!
The live show is a follow up to the live rendition of The Sound of Music from earlier this year.
Here’s what NBC president Bob Greenblatt said about the news:
"He's one of the most unique actors in our business….and he might really just be a song and dance man at heart. He's fearless as a comedic actor and we guarantee he will bring his own take to Captain Hook. This might be the first tap-dancing Captain Hook."
A tap-dancing Captain Hook? Heck to the yes!
And if you’re nervous over how Christopher Walken will fare in such a format - you need not worry! Here’s what Mr. Walken said:
"I started my career in musicals and it's wonderful after all this time, at this point in my career, to be in this classic musical I watched as a child and to work with Neil Meron and Craig Zadan again after Hairspray. It's a chance to put on my tap shoes again."
NBC president Bob Greenblatt had previously mentioned how he wanted Miley Cyrus to play Peter Pan, but that may prove to be unlikely at this point. Here's what the prez said:
"We're still in the casting process.”
Well, as long as Christopher Walken is playing Captain Hook - we’ll be watching regardless of the other casting choices!
Peter Pan Live will be on a television near you on December 4th, and you can bet your butt that we’ll be watching!
[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]
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