Wednesday, July 30, 2014

She Will Be Peter Pan

Marnie would be so jealous.

Allison Williams, who plays the rudderless and tragically bad wannabe-singer-friend of Lena Dunham’s Hannah on HBO’s Girls, has been cast as Peter Pan on NBC’s upcoming new live-TV special event.

Unlike Marnie, though, Williams is a classically trained singer (and, boy, does she sing badly good), and, unlike Carrie Underwood who played Maria on last year’s Sound of Music special, she is an actress so I am confident she has everything she needs to rock this one.

Know who else thinks so? The producers of Peter Pan Live!, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

“Allison Williams is a major find,” they said in announcing her casting. “She will reinvent the role with her wit, her warmth, her dynamic flying, and her wonderful musical abilities.

Sounds like a ringing endorsement.

Now, #ICYMI, Christopher Walken will be playing Captain Hook on the special.


Update: Click here to watch proud papa Brian Williams announce the casting news on NBC Nightly News.

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