Never Let Me Go actress Kiera Knightley is to provide the voice of Tinker Bell the fairy in the Sky Movies/Syfy channel’s tv movie production of The Peter Pan Prequel. The actress will be joined by Rhys Ifans, Anna Friel, Bob Hoskins, Charles Dance, and Charlie Rowe with the 2 part tv movie been shown on Sky Movies over the summer period.
Rhys Ifans is playin Hook for this version of the movie with Charles Rowe playing the iconic Peter Pan the leader of the pick pockets who is transported into neverland by a magic orb. This movie wont be the only prequel on the cards for this classic story with Sony Pictures who have plans to bring the story to the big screen with PAN which has Channing Tatum connected to star in it.
Kiera Knightley is currently appearing in the London Westend starring in a revival play of the 1934 Play The Children Hour playing a school teacher. Her current movie Never Let Me Go is still playing at the cinemas and you can catch her also in Last Night and David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Mind later this year, read the full press statement below.
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY TO VOICE TINKER BELL IN SKY MOVIES HD & SYFY’S NEVERLAND
BRITISH ACTRESS JOINS ALL STAR CAST TO TAKE ON ICONIC ROLE IN PETER PAN PREQUEL
London, March 3rd 2011: Academy Award®-nominated actress Keira Knightley (Pride & Prejudice, Pirates of the Caribbean, Atonement) joins the cast of Sky Movies HD and Syfy’s live action TV movie event Neverland as the voice of Tinker Bell.
The project, a prequel to J.M. Barrie’s classic Peter Pan, written and directed by Nick Willing, will see Knightley bring to life the iconic role of Tinker Bell, a magical tree spirit whose strength and powers are put to the test when her colony within Neverland’s treetops is endangered.
Joining current cast members Rhys Ifans, Anna Friel, Bob Hoskins, Charles Dance and Charlie Rowe, Knightley will record her role this spring. Neverland will air in two parts on Sky Movies Premiere HD in Summer 2011.
Neverland is being produced by Dublin-based Parallel Films on behalf of MNG Films in association with Syfy and Sky Movies HD and distributed by RHI Entertainment.
Sweeping in time from the turbulent seas of the pirates of the Caribbean to the back alleys of Dickensian London to a world of pure imagination, Neverland is the inspired origin story of one of the most cherished characters of all time… Peter Pan.
Peter (Rowe), along with his pals of young pickpockets, have been rounded up by their mentor Jimmy Hook (Ifans) 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 (Dance) and inhabited by a colony of tree spirits led by Tinker Bell (Knightley), this mysterious realm welcomes unknown friends and enemies snatched from time. These include power-mad Elizabeth Bonny (Friel) and her band of 18th century pirates who search for the answer to eternal youth, a secret guarded by a Holy Man (Raoul Trujillo). 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.