Our Wendy bird has just flown in! Minnie has been cast as the adult version of Wendy in NBC’s hotly anticipated live musical ‘Peter Pan Live!’ We can’t wait to see her take on this exciting new role!
Minnie Driver, 44, is the newest addition to the already fantastic cast of Peter Pan Live! News of the Oscar-nominated actress joining Allison Williams, 26, (Peter Pan) and Christopher Walken, 71, (Captain Hook) was announced by NBC’s entertainment chairman in a statement on Nov. 5. Congrats, Minnie!
Minnie Driver In ‘Peter Pan Live!’ — Actress Cast As Grown-Up Wendy
Minnie will be playing a “grown-up” Wendy, who Peter Pan will pay a very special visit to in the musical.
“We’re thrilled to have Minnie as part of this Peter Pan adventure,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement, according to People magazine.
“She appears in the final emotional scene when Peter returns to the Darling home years later only to realize Wendy is now a grown-up and has a daughter of her own.”
This scene is already bringing tears to our eyes! We can’t wait to see the emotional exchange between Minnie and Allison. Will Peter Pan take Wendy’s daughter for a visit to Neverland?
‘Peter Pan Live!’ Trailer — Allison Williams Takes Flight
We already got a glimpse of Allison taking flight as Peter Pan when a behind the scenes trailer was released on Oct. 30.
The trailer shows Allison in some of Peter Pan’s most iconic scenes, including the one where he stares out the window looking at Neverland, and another where he rests atop Captain Hook’s ship.
We also caught a peek at the stage being transformed with dynamic sets, and Allison getting into a harness in preparation to fly.
We are anxiously awaiting the Dec. 4 premiere of Peter Pan Live!, and we’re so excited that Minnie has joined the cast!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you excited to see Minnie play the role of grown-up Wendy? Sound off below!
— Julianne Ishler