Any 'Girls' viewer well knows that the HBO dramedy's most cringe-worthy moments usually stem from the singing of series star Allison Williams, and lucky for us all, NBC has found a way to share our discomfort with the entire world, live! Following Christopher Walken's Captain Hook casting, NBC's 'Peter Pan Live!' has officially found its titular boy, to be portrayed by 'Girls' warbler and network royalty Allison Williams.
Director Joe Wright beefed up his upcoming Peter Pan movie, 'Pan,' with some well-known celebs, from Hugh Jackman to Garrett Hedlund to the newly cast Rooney Mara, but for the title role, he wanted some fresh blood -- and he got it! Young actor Levi Miller landed the role of the most famous crow-calling, pirate-grappling, high-flying kid from Neverland.
"Hook! Hook! Give us the Hook!" comes to mind when thinking of the infamous pirate Captain James Hook, played famously by Dustin Hoffman in the Robin Williams-led 'Hook' film of the early '90s. Of course, there's also Jason Isaacs' Hook from the 2003 film, but now director Joe Wright ('Anna Karenina') is helming a new Peter Pan tale for Warner Bros., and word on the street is that Garrett Hedlund from 'Tron' is up to take over as the new Captain.
Since the publication of J.M. Barrie's 'the Little White Bird' over a century ago, Peter Pan has held a special place in pop culture as the character has been the subject of plays, movies, TV specials and a terrible, terrible sequel directed by Steven Spielberg that starred Robin Williams. The latest is that Peter Pan is getting a new origin story/prequel, but the good news is it's to be directed (possibly) by Joe Wright.