Minnie Driver has announced that she’s signed up for ‘Peter Pan Live’. The 44 year old actress will be the narrator of the piece and also star as the adult Wendy Darling on the live TV event, which is due to air on NBC on December 4th at 8pm ET.

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Minnie Driver will play the narrative voice of adult Wendy Darling in 'Peter Pan Live' in December

Giving more detail in reaction to the casting, Chairman of NBC Entertainment Robert Greenblatt stated: "We're thrilled to have Minnie as part of this Peter Pan adventure. 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."

NBC also announced that it will air a special programme ‘The Making of Peter Pan Live’ on November 26th. Driver joins the existing cast of ‘Girls’ star Allison Williams as Peter Pan and screen legend Christopher Walken as Captain Hook, as well as Christian Borle and Kelli O’Hara.

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She’s also currently involved with NBC on their sitcom ‘About A Boy’. Earlier this year, Driver was nominated for an Emmy after starring in the Lifetime movie Return To Zero. She’s had a very busy 2014, starring in three other feature films (Beyond The Lights, Stage Fright, A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island) as well as one documentary (Unity).

British-born Driver first came to prominence in 1997 following her widely praised supporting role in Good Will Hunting. She was nominated for an Oscar for her part in that, and though recognition has only come sporadically since then, she’s on something of a roll now.

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