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Christopher Walken To Play A Singing And Dancing Captain Hook


Christopher Walken loves to dance (remember his Fatboy Slim “Weapon of Choice” music video?) and now he’s gonna do it live, on TV, as Captain Hook. If I had cable, I’d be excited. From PEOPLE:

The Oscar-winning actor has been cast as Captain Hook in NBC’s upcoming telecast of Peter Pan Live!, the network announced Sunday.

“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, whose dance moves can be seen on screen now in the movie adaptation of Jersey Boys, said in a statement. “It’s a chance to put on my tap shoes again.”

The production will air Dec. 4

The Sound of Music Live! with Carrie Underwood didn’t go over very well, so I hope this one does better. It’s got to — it’s got Christopher Walken singing and dancing as Captain Hook.

Who would you cast as Peter Pan?

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