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Jude Law in Talks to Play Captain Hook in Disney’s Live-Action ‘Peter Pan’

Hot off Captain Marvel, actor Jude Law is now in talks to play the villainous Captain Hook in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Peter Pan.

Joaquin Phoenix was reportedly someone Disney was circling but ultimately passed on the opportunity, paving the way for Law. I also heard Star Wars star Adam Driver was also looked at but passed.

Jude Law joins Ever Anderson (daughter of actress Milla Jovovich and director Paul W. S. Anderson) who is set to play Wendy, while newcomer and native New Zealand actor Alexander Molnoy who will play the titular role of Peter.

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David Lowery (Pete’s Dragon) is on board to direct with Toby Halbrooks, who co-wrote Pete’s Dragon, is on board wrote the most recent draft for the film. Jim Whitaker (A Wrinkle In Time) will be producing the project alongside Joe Roth (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil). Casting for other major roles is currently ongoing.

Production is expected to begin this Summer in Vancouver, Canada. As of now, there is no official release date for Peter Pan, but we hear the studio was aiming for a 2021 theatrical release before the COVID-19 outbreak threw a wrench in all those plans.

Source: Variety