Disney’s live-action Peter Pan may have found its Captain Hook. Sources tell Variety Jude Law is in talks to play the classic villain.
If the deal closes, Law would join the ranks of Dustin Hoffman, Jason Isaacs, and Hugh Jackman as actors who’ve played the dastardly pirate.
The next in Disney’s line of live-action adaptations, Peter Pan & Wendy retells the tale of a boy who wouldn’t grow up. David Lowery (Pete’s Dragon) will direct the project. Lowery co-wrote the script with Toby Halbrooks, and fellow Pete’s Dragon alum Jim Whitaker will produce.
Disney’s 1953 animated Peter Pan was a huge success for the company and remains one of their most beloved films today. The animated film itself is of course an adaptation of a J.M. Barrie novel.
Other adaptations of Peter Pan haven’t proved as successful. Both Steven Spielberg’s Hook and Joe Wright’s Pan disappointed at the box office. (However, Hook went on to become something of a cult classic.)
Disney has found success with its live-action adaptations before. Aladdin and The Lion King grossed over $1 billion globally. Disney’s next live-action venture should be Mulan, though COVID-19 delayed the premiere more than once already.
Law’s recent credits include Paramount’s Rhythm Section and HBO’s The New Pope. He will also reprise his role as Albus Dumbledore in the next Fantastic Beasts film.
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