Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in NBC's upcoming live production of "Peter Pan."
Despite Walken's long history of notable dramatic roles, NBC president Robert Greenblatt said Sunday that "he might really just be a song-and-dance man at heart," citing several musical performances in Walken's long career.
"I can guarantee he's going to bring his own spin to Captain Hook," Greenblatt said at the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles on Sunday. "This might be the first tap-dancing Captain Hook you've ever seen."
"Peter Pan" was commissioned in the wake of NBC's huge success with "The Sound of Music Live" starring Carrie Underwood, which got huge numbers and generated a lot of Twitter traffic last December. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the masterminds of "The Sound of Music Live," will also produce "Peter Pan," which has not cast its lead yet. Greenblatt joked earlier in the year that he wanted Miley Cyrus for the role. Wait, was he joking?