Walken puts his ‘Hook’ in musical role

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Veteran actor and Oscar winner Christopher Walken has been tapped to play Captain Hook in the live musical special of “Peter Pan” NBC is planning to broadcast in December — much like it did last year with “The Sound of Music,” starring Carrie Underwood.

Walken’s casting was announced Sunday at the semi-annual Television Critics’ Association press tour in Los Angeles.

Walken was the first and only cast member to be announced so far.

In a statement, the actor 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 [producers] Neil Meron and Craig Zadan again after ‘Hairspray.’ It’s a chance to put on my tap shoes again.”


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