NBC's follow-up to its live production of The Sound of Music will be Peter Pan and its Captain Hook will reportedly be Academy Award winner Christopher Walken.
From the Hollywood Reporter:
Based on James M. Barrie's revered book and musical, NBC's new take, which hails from Universal Television, comes after the network in 1955 staged a live broadcast of the Broadway production of Peter Pan that opened in 1954. The show, starring Tony winners Mary Martin and Cyril Richard drew 65 million viewers -- the highest rating for a single night program at the time. NBC later broadcast the show live again in 1956 and 1960. It was also the first broadcast of a musical in color."
Walken, for his part, seems pretty stoked:
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."
For those who doubt that Walken has got the moves, here's your refresher:
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