keira knightley getty Keira Knightley joins 'Neverland' as Tinker Bell   the voice of, anywaySyfy has in the works a four-hour live action TV movie event called “Neverland,” a prequel to the classic “Peter Pan” story — and a beautiful Brit has joined the cast, albeit in voice only.

Keira Knightley has signed on to voice the role of Tinker Bell, the woodland sprite who helps Peter Pan and friends. In the prequel, her colony within Neverland’s forest will be endangered. Knightley joins Rhys Ifans (Jimmy Hook), Anna Friel (Elizabeth Bonny), Bob Hoskins (reprising his role of Smee from “Hook,” which delights us to no end), Charles Dance (Dr. Fludd), Raoul Trujillo (Holy Man) and Charlie Rowe (Peter Pan).

Syfy lists the plot as such:

Peter, along with his pals of young pickpockets, have been rounded up by their mentor Jimmy Hook to snatch a magical orb which transports them to another world – Neverland. Filled with white jungles and imposing cities formed out of trees created by Dr. Fludd and inhabited by a colony of tree spirits led by Tinker Bell, this mysterious realm welcomes unknown friends and enemies snatched from time. These include power-mad Elizabeth Bonny and her band of 18th century pirates who search for the answer to eternal youth, a secret guarded by a Holy Man. As the fight to save this strange and beautiful world escalates, Peter and his crew consider that growing old somewhere in time could be less important than growing up–right here in their new home called Neverland.

The four-hour event is slated to premiere December 2011.

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