Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
30 January 2015
New Avengers: Age Of Ultron TV Spot
'You've meddled with something you don't understand...'
Karl Urban Joins Pete's Dragon Remake
He's replacing Michael C. Hall
Meet The New Jurassic World Dino
Indominus Rex, what big teeth you have...
John Wick Duo Wanted To Direct Cowboy Ninja Viking
David Leitch and Chad Stahelski may corral Chris Pratt
Terminator Genisys Super Bowl Spot Online
Watch out for back-flipping buses...
First Look At The Enfield Haunting
Who you gonna Spall?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
25 November 2014
Joe Wright's Pan Teaser Trailer Arrives
Head off to Neverland
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Pan
17 July 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Unbroken (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Inside Llewyn Davis (2014)
Empire Star Rating
On The Road (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Anna Karenina (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Hanna (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Garrett Hedlund Hooks Joe Wright's Pan
He's off to Neverland; yo ho!

23 January 2014  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Since 2010's Tron: Legacy he's kept to the more initimate likes of Country Strong, On The Road and Inside Llewyn Davis, but after three years of indie drama Garrett Hedlund is ready to flirt with the mainstream once again. It's just been revealed that he'll be playing Captain Hook in Pan, Joe Wright's extrapolation of the J. M. Barrie classic.

Hook isn't the antagonist in this version of the story. The main villain duties belong to Blackbeard, for whom Hook was a boatswain according to Barrie. Blackbeard is either being played by Hugh Jackman or Javier Bardem, depending on what you read.

Pan posits that Peter is an orphan transported to Neverland, where he stops growing up and becomes the saviour of the natives in an ongoing rebellion against pirate forces. He and Hook end up forming an alliance to take Blackbeard down (Mutiny, Mr Hook!). But later, of course, the rifts in their friendship start to develop and the longstanding rivalry is born. It'll all end in crocodiles.

Hook was apparently a much sought after role, with the casting finally coming down to Hedlund, Jack Huston and Ezra Miller. So commiserations to the latter two, but with competing Peter Pan projects developing both at Disney and Sony, they may have the chance to scratch any lingering Hook itch they still harbour.

Jason Fuchs wrote Pan's screenplay, and the producers are Greg Berlanti and Warner Bros.' Sarah Schechter. The current release date is July 17 next year, so Pan will be needing its Peter pretty soon...


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Matthew Modine Visits The Altar
With Olivia Williams in Brit horror
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Joaquin Phoenix Talks Inherent Vice
Plus co-stars Josh Brolin and Katherine Waterston

Stephen Daldry Talks Trash
The Billy Elliot man on his Rio carnival and training as a clown

Colin Firth And Taron Egerton Talk Kingsman: The Secret Service
Plus Samuel L. Jackson on bad-guy duties

A Brief History Of The Ring
Everything you need to know about the J-horror reboot

The X-Men TV Series: 10 Possible Plotlines
Mutants on a budget? We suggest some ideas for Fox’s new franchise extension

10 Kid-Friendly Marvel Comics That Could Be The Next Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Animation Studios have a lot to play with elsewhere in the Marvelverse

20 Sitcom Spin-Offs That Were Doomed To Fail
From Joey to Ally and back again…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)