Jude Law In Talks To Play Captain Hook In Disney’s Live-Action Peter Pan Movie

Jude Law might soon be moving from the magical world of witchcraft and wizardry to Neverland in Disney’s live-action adaptation of the 1953 animated classic Peter Pan, Peter Pan & Wendy.

First reported by Variety, Peter Pan & Wendy will be directed by Pete’s Dragon’s David Lowery, with a script co-written by both Lowery and Toby Halbrooks. Jim Whitaker (A Wrinkle in Time) is on board to produce the film. 

The live-action film by Disney will be the latest retelling of J.M. Barrie’s famous tale of Peter Pan, the boy that never ages and who lives on Neverland with his Lost Boys. 

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Accompanied by his little fairy Tinkle Bell, Peter meets Wendy Darling and her siblings in London and proceeds to whisk them away to his world where the Darlings meet murderous mermaids, killer crocodiles, and Captain Hook the pirate. 

Should Law be confirmed for the role, he will join the likes of Hans Conried (1953’s Peter Pan), Dustin Hoffman (Hook), and Jason Isaacs (2003’s Peter Pan) who have all portrayed the iconic pirate captain in various film adaptations of the novel throughout the years. 

Variety also reports that the new Peter Pan film should receive a theatrical release instead of heading straight to Disney+.

It will definitely be interesting to see how Law, a two-time Oscar nominee who has played roles in both Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald as Albus Dumbledore and Captain Marvel as Yon-Rogg, portrays the villainous Captain Hook. 

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Production for Peter Pan & Wendy is expected to start in late 2020 or early 2021. A release date for the film has yet to be announced. 

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