Christopher Walken's Look as Captain Hook in 'Peter Pan Live' Revealed

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Oh boy, Peter Pan Live is going to be an awesome production if the look Christopher Walken will don as Captain Hook is any indication.

The 71-year-old actor is almost unrecognizable as the infamous pirate.

A producer for NBC's upcoming production of the classic musical, which is an adaptation of J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan, tweeted out the first picture of Walken as Captain Hook. He looks awesome with the tell-tale hook and a fantastic hat sporting a huge red plume.

"Wow!!!" tweeted Neil Meron, executive producer of the live production, set to air Dec. 4 on NBC.

Allison Williams of HBO's Girls and daughter of NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams stars as Peter Pan.

It was beyond adorable when Brian announced that his daughter won the coveted role.

Walken was cast in July to play the pirate, who is haunted by the sound of a ticking clock. This role is not a stretch for the Oscar-winning actor, since he began his career in musicals.

Allison has been hard at work learning how to fly and undergoing the transformation that will take her from a woman to the boy who won't grow up.

The role of Peter Pan has been played by a female since Mary Martin first flew above the stage in the 1954 Broadway hit, which earned her a Tony Award for her performance.

Pam Wright