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Minnie Driver joins 'Peter Pan Live!' cast

"She's a classy addition to our wonderful cast," NBC's Robert Greenblatt says of Minnie Driver.

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Karen Butler
Actress Minnie Driver arrives at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards. UPI/Jim Ruymen
Actress Minnie Driver arrives at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards. UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- British actress and recording artist Minnie Driver will serve as narrator and play the character of Adult Wendy Darling in the upcoming musical telecast of Peter Pan Live!, NBC announced Wednesday. Driver is best known for her work on the TV shows About a Boy and The Riches, as well as in the films Circle of Friends, An Ideal Husband, Good Will Hunting, The Phantom of the Opera and Grosse Pointe Blank.

"We're thrilled to have Minnie as part of this Peter Pan adventure," Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement. "She appears in the final emotional scene when Peter returns to the Darling home years later only to realize Wendy is now grown up and has a daughter of her own, but you'll also hear her voice throughout the movie since Adult Wendy is also our narrator. She's a classy addition to our wonderful cast."

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The Dec. 4 program will star Allison Williams as the title character and Christopher Walken as his nemesis Captain Hook. The cast also includes Broadway legends Christian Borle and Kelli O'Hara as Mr. and Mrs. Darling.

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