Following a starring role in Clint Eastwood's film adaptation of Jersey Boys, Christopher Walken is adding another musical to his acting résumé. The 71-year-old thespian has just been cast as Captain Hook in NBC's Peter Pan musical, which is scheduled to air live on Dec. 4, 2014. The network is following last year's widely viewed Sound of Music revival (which starred singer Carrie Underwood and True Blood actor Stephen Moyer).
“I started my career in musicals,” the actor told The Hollywood Reporter. “And it’s wonderful after all this time, at this point in my career, to be in this classic musical I watched as a child...It’s a chance to put on my tap shoes again.”
While his unmistakeable mien gives the show some serious street cred, we'll be tuning in to check in on his triple-threat status. If you still aren't convinced that the Oscar winner has the chops, this mash-up of Walken's footwork (drawn from 50+ of his films) begs you to reconsider: