Walken to play Captain Hook in live Peter Pan special

Actor Christopher Walken attends the premiere of 'Kill the Irishman' at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on March 7, 2011 in New York City.  (Michael Loccisano, Getty Images)
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Updated: 7/14 8:53 am

Veteran actor Christopher Walken has been cast to play Captain Hook in the upcoming U.S. TV special "Peter Pan Live!"

Executives at NBC are developing a musical version of the children's tale for TV following the success of last year's broadcast of "The Sound of Music Live!" starring Carrie Underwood as Maria, the role made famous by Julie Andrews in the 1965 movie.

"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 (2007 film adaptation of) "Hairspray." It's a chance to put on my tap shoes again," Walken said

NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt adds, "He's one of the most unique actors in our business. He might really just be a song and dance man at heart... This might be the first tap dancing Captain Hook you've ever seen."

"Peter Pan Live!" will air in America in December.

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