Hollywood loves the story of The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up and it looks like Jude Law may be heading to Neverland. The Two-time Oscar nominee, Jude Law, is reportedly roped in to play the classic Disney villain. Law is in talks to play the role of Captain Hook, in the studio’s live-action Peter Pan film, “Peter Pan & Wendy.”
Law would be following in the footsteps of Dustin Hoffman, Jason Isaacs and, most recently, Garrett Hedlund as actors who have played the iconic pirate antagonist before.
“Pete’s Dragon” director David Lowery is on board to direct the project. Lowery is directing the picture from a screenplay that he co-wrote with Toby Halbrooks.
The film will star Ever Anderson as Wendy and Alexander Molony as Peter Pan.
Release Date and Platform
Based on the J.M. Barrie novel, and produced by Jim Whitaker, the film was among the shoots Disney paused amid the coronavirus outbreak. Sources have revealed that the “Peter Pan and Wendy” release is expected to be theatrical and not go the Disney Plus streaming route.
Remembering the 1953 classic
The original 1953 animated film centers on a mischievous young boy who can fly and never grows up. He spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the island of Neverland as the leader of the Lost Boys. Peter interacts with fairies, pirates, mermaids, Natives, and occasionally ordinary children from the world outside Neverland.
Law, a two-time Oscar nominee for Cold Mountain and The Talented Mr. Ripley is coming off of HBO’s “The New Pope.” He was also recently seen in Paramount’s “Rhythm Section.” Law is also set to reprise his role of Dumbledore in the next “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” installment.
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