- Avast! Jude Law in talks to play the iconic villain Captain Hook in Disney's new live-action adaptation 'Peter Pan and Wendy' set for theatrical release.
Look alive! Jude Law is in talks to embody the classic Disney villain Captain Hook in Disney’s new live-action film Peter and Wendy.
Law has proven to be a multifaceted actor with an impressive range in credits and noteworthy appearances in franchises, such as in Disney’s Captain Marvel from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as his portrayal as the young Dumbledore in Harry Potter’s Fantastic Beasts franchise, and to his recent role in HBO’s drama series The New Pope.
Neverland will be brought to life by Pete’s Dragon director David Lowery, who co-wrote the script with Toby Halbrooks (Pete’s Dragon) in the retelling of Disney’s 1953 animated classic and J.M. Barrie’s most successful novel adaptation about Peter Pan, a boy who wouldn’t age and who whisked children away to the magical island of Neverland. Jim Whitaker, who has previously produced many films for Disney, such as Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, A Wrinkle in Time, and Pete’s Dragon will also produce the adaptation for the studio.
Peter and Wendy will follow previous picture versions of Peter Pan, which includes Steven Spielberg’s Hook starring Robin Williams, Universal and Columbia’s Peter Pan film featuring Jason Isaacs as the iconic villain, and Joe Wright’s Pan starring Hugh Jackman.
The new live-action film will also join Disney’s catalog of successful box office live-action adaptations of beloved animated films, such as Aladdin and The Lion King, which grossed $1 billion at the global box office. The live-action retelling of Peter Pan will be made for a theatrical release over a Disney+ streaming release, sources close to the project told Variety.
Law is repped by CAA, Julian Belfrage Associates and Jackoway Austen.