Jason Isaacs will hook audiences with Peter Pan

  August 7, 2003 at 11:06 AM ET
  Cheeser     HPANA (via USA Today)

The modernized version of the classic Peter Pan fable, to be released this Christmas, focuses on Wendy more than it does Pan, says USA Today. But it's Jason Isaacs who steals the spotlightopens in new window portraying evil Captain Hook (and upholding tradition, the dual role of Wendy's father, "comically ineffectual" Mr. Darling):

... it's his Hook who grabs most of the attention. After all, the Brit's strong suit is baddies, hassling everyone from Daniel Radcliffe's Harry Potter (as the viperous Lucius Malfoy in last year's Chamber of Secrets) to Mel Gibson's militiaman (as a cruel Redcoat in 2000's The Patriot).

Rarely, however, have his villains shown such keen fashion flair - the better to catch the eye of a girl who seeks a daddy substitute.

Visit the official Peter Pan movie siteopens in new window to see pictures of Jason Isaacs as Hook, and the first trailer for the film.


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