Look who’s all grown up!
NBC has announced that Oscar-nominated actress Minnie Driver will play the part of Adult Wendy in its upcoming TV musical Peter Pan Live!
“We’re thrilled to have Minnie as part of this Peter Pan adventure,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt 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.”
As for Driver’s role, she’ll be more heard than seen. “You’ll also hear her voice throughout the movie since Adult Wendy is also our narrator,” Greenblatt said. “She’s a classy addition to our wonderful cast.”
And she’s on a roll. Since her Oscar-nominated turn on Good Will Hunting, Driver’s received multiple Emmy nominations for her TV work and now costars on NBC’s About a Boy. As for the big screen, she plays an overbearing stage mom in the upcoming drama Beyond the Lights.
Peter Pan Live! airs Thursday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.