By Sandra Gonzalez
Updated March 10, 2011 at 04:36 PM EST
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Image Credit: Insidefoto/PR PhotosKeira Knightley may have bowed out of a fourth Pirates of the Carribean movie, but that doesn’t mean she’s quite ready to give up the pirate-themed projects. The actress has signed on to voice Tinker Bell in Syfy’s Peter Pan prequel Neverland, the network announced.

The four-hour, live-action film will be be written and directed by Nick Willing, who previously directed NBC’s 2009 Alice in Wonderland TV movie.

In the movie, a young Peter (Charlie Rowe, Pirate Radio) and his gang of pickpockets are accidentally transported to Neverland while attempting to steal a magical orb for their mentor Jimmy Hook (Rhys Ifans, Notting Hill). There, they meet Tinker Bell, the leader of a colony of tree spirits whose world is in danger. The movie also stars Pushing Daisies‘ Anna Friel and apparent Pan-enthusiast Bob Hoskins, who also starred in 1991’s Hook.

It is scheduled to air in December.