NBS has announced that Allison Williams, star of Girls, and fruit of NBC News’ Brian Williams’ loins, will star as the titular hero in their live musical adaptation Peter Pan Live! You may remember a similar event last winter with The Sound of Music Live! starring Carrie Underwood.
“I have wanted to play Peter Pan since I was about three years old, so this is a dream come true,” said Williams, whose singing talents we’re all familiar with from her shame-karaoke on Girls. (via The Wrap). “It’s such an honor 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?”
In this version of the classic tale, which will also star Christopher Walken as Captain Hook, Peter Pan whisks Wendy and her brothers away to Green Point where they do battle with a group of trust fund hipsters intent on gentrifying their magical land.