Beverly Hills, Calif. • NBC says Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in the network's live version of "Peter Pan."
NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt told a TV critics' meeting Sunday that the Oscar-winning actor will bring his own spin to the role.
Walken could create the first tap-dancing Captain Hook, Greenblatt said, noting the actor got his start in musical theater.
Walken is on the big screen now in Clint Eastwood's "Jersey Boys," playing a music-loving mob boss.
"Peter Pan Live!" is a follow-up to the success NBC found with a live version of "The Sound of Music" in 2013 with Carrie Underwood. Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, who produced The Sound of Music," are also working on "Peter Pan Live!"