Jude Law to play Captain Hook in Disney’s live action remake of Peter Pan

JUDE Law may be the next Captain Hook as he edges closer to locking in the role for Disney's action remake of Peter Pan.

Jude, 47, is reportedly in talks to play the iconic villain in the remake titled, Peter Pan & Wendy.

Variety reported that the British actor was close to following in the footsteps of actors such as, Dustin Hoffman and Jason Isaacs who have also played the role.

Disney will likely release the film at cinemas rather than its streaming service Disney+.

Peter Pan & Wendy will be the latest in a line of Disney's live action remakes including Aladdin, The Lion King – both of which grossed $1billion at the box office – Beauty and the Beast and the upcoming, The Little Mermaid.

It's shaping up to be a big 2020 for Jude who finished starring in the HBO drama The New Pope and who is also expecting a baby with his second wife Phillipa Coan.

This will be the actor's sixth child, his first with Phillipa whom he married in a low-key London ceremony last year in April.

Jude met Phillipa, who runs her own company specialising in improving employees’ performance, three years ago.

A friend of the couple told the Daily Mail: "He and Phillipa are blissfully happy together and delighted to add to their family.

"Everyone is really excited for the new arrival."

The star recently said he would "absolutely" be open to having more kids – despite already having five children with three previous partners.

"I love it, so absolutely why not?" he said.

"I’m very lucky to be involved with someone I’m madly in love with.

"The idea of having more children would be just wonderful."

He added: "I’m fortunate to be with someone where I’m having more fun than I’ve ever had in my life.

"We have an incredibly stable and healthy, wonderful family existence and that involves my kids who are young adults… and then the younger ones are just so much joy and so much fun."

Jude was previously married to fellow actress Sadie Frost, 53. They had three children — Rafferty, 22, Iris, 18, and Rudy, 16. They divorced in 2003.

It later emerged he had been in a relationship with his Alfie co-star Sienna Miller.

He later went out with American model Samantha Burke.

She had his fourth child Sophia, now nine.

Jude became a dad for the fifth time when musician Catherine Harding gave birth to Ada in 2015.

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