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Christopher Walken To Play Captain Hook In NBC's 'Peter Pan Live'

Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in NBC's upcoming musical 'Peter Pan Live!'.

"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," Walken says in a statement. "It's a chance to put on my tap shoes again."

NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt called Walken "one of the most unique actors" who is "just really a song and dance man at heart."

"He's fearless as a comedic actor and always comes to play. I guarantee you he's going to bring his own spin to Captain Hook. He might be the first tap-dancing Captain Hook you've ever seen," he said.

Walken starred in the film adaptations of Tony-winning musicals 'Hairspray' and 'Jersey Boys'.

Greenblatt confirmed that they were seeking a woman for the lead role of Peter Pan, in the tradition of the theater.

He added they were in discussions with Kristen Bell (photosKristen Bell photos) for the role before the announcement that she was pregnant with her second child.

July 14, 2014 |

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