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Allison Williams to play Peter Pan in live musical TV special

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Jul 30, 2014 | 10:03am EDT

Actress Allison Williams has been tapped to star as Peter Pan in a much-anticipated live TV special. The Girls star will appear alongside Christopher Walken, who will play villain Captain Hook, in the live TV event, which will air in December (14). The daughter of revered U.S. newsman Brian Williams says, “I have wanted to play Peter Pan since I was about three years old, so this is a dream come true. “It's such an honour to be a part of this adventure, and I'm very excited to get to work with this extraordinarily talented team. And besides, what could go wrong in a live televised production with simultaneous flying, sword fighting and singing?” Kristen Bell was previously approached to take on the role, but had to decline it due to a scheduling conflict. Peter Pan Live! follows on from last year's (13) TV special The Sound of Music, which featured Carrie Underwood as singing nun Maria and True Blood's Stephen Moyer.

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