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Christopher Walken to Play King Louie in ‘The Jungle Book’ Adaptation

Jungle BookChristopher Walken has signed on to star in the new Jungle Book movie re-make.

The Oscar-winning actor will play the orangutan King Louie in Disney’s live action adaptation. TheaterMania reports that the movie will be released in October 2015.

As we previously reportedIron Man director Jon Favreau will helm this project. The cast also includes Idris ElbaLupita Nyong’o, and Scarlett Johansson. Who would you cast as Rudyard Kipling’s orphan “man cub” character, Mowgli?

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Allison Williams to Play Title Role in NBC’s ‘Peter Pan’ Musical

MarnieGirls actress Allison Williams (pictured, via) has landed the titular role in the Peter Pan musical.

According to TheaterMania, this musical adaptation opened on Broadway back in 1954. Since then, several female actors have stepped into the shoes of the “boy who wouldn’t grow up” including Sandy Duncan and Cathy Rigby.

NBC plans to air the live telecast on December 04, 2014. As we reported earlier, Oscar winner Christopher Walken will play the villainous pirate, Captain Hook. Who would you cast as Wendy Darling?

Christopher Walken Signs On as Captain Hook For ‘Peter Pan’ Musical

Peter PanNBC plans to adapt J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan as a live musical.

Academy Award winner Christopher Walken has landed the role of villain Captain Hook. Hollywood veterans Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have signed on as producers.

Here’s more from The Hollywood Reporter: “Based on James M. Barrie’s revered book and musical, NBC’s new take, which hails from Universal Television, comes after the network in 1955 staged a live broadcast of the Broadway production of Peter Pan that opened in 1954. The show, starring Tony winners Mary Martin and Cyril Richard drew 65 million viewers — the highest rating for a single night program at the time.”

Philip Seymour Hoffman Cast in Catching Fire Adaptation

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been cast as Plutarch Heavensbee in the Catching Fire movie adaptation.

In The Hunger Games film sequel, Hoffman’s character serves as Head Gamemaker; the leader who oversees the design and management of Panem’s yearly battle to the death.

Here’s more from the release: “The actor and filmmaker just wrapped a Broadway run as Willy Loman in the revival of Death of a Salesman for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. He will next be seen in Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master and the indie film A Late Quartet alongside Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken.”

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Christopher Walken Retells The Three Little Pigs

For your mid-July publishing news pleasure, we bring you a video (embedded above) of the brooding actor Christopher Walken retelling the classic children’s story, ‘Three Little Pigs.’

Thanks to Roger Ebert for pointing us to the link from a 1993 episode of the British television series, Saturday Zoo. If you enjoyed his performance, you might want to check out Samuel L. Jackson‘s profane audiobook version of Go the F*** To Sleep.

If you really want to go down a YouTube rabbit hole, check out all the satirical posts entitled “Werner Herzog Reads….” For years, fans have made fake videos of the iconic film director reading children’s books. (Via Reddit)

Christopher Walken Reads ‘The Raven’ by Edgar Allan Poe

Happy National Poetry Month!

Can a headless horseman read poetry? Actor Christopher Walken once played Ichabod Crane‘s nemesis in Tim Burton‘s adaptation of Sleepy Hollow. The video embedded above features Walken reading Edgar Allan Poe‘s The Raven.

Poe fans will see the poet on the big screen in January 2012. The Raven, starring John Cusack, just finished shooting and is currently in post-production.