Anna Friel to set the screen on fire as a sexy pirate in `Neverland`

Updated: Jan 09, 2011, 12:14 PM IST

London: TV actress Anna Friel is all set to set the screen on fire as a sexy pirate in new movie `Neverland`.

Described as a "bold new take" on JM Barrie`s classic Peter Pan, the 34-year-old actress plays power-mad pirate Elizabeth Bonny in the television film produced by Sky Movies, reported a daily.

`Neverland` also stars Welsh actor Rhys Ifans, 43, and 14-year-old child actor Charlie Rowe. The movie sees the return of Oscar-winning actor 68-year-old Bob Hoskins to the role of Mr Smee, which he first played in Steven Spielberg`s Hook in 1991.

`Neverland` depicts the story of orphan Peter (Rowe), who survives on the streets of London with his close friends as pickpockets and traces their journey to the mystical land called Neverland.

"The legend of Peter Pan spans generations, and never fails to delight and entertain. Despite many different interpretations, there`s never been a movie of how it all
could have come to be - this is that story. `Neverland` is a fantastic coup for us and a landmark event for Sky Movies," said Ian Lewis, Director of Sky Movies.

The movie will be released in two 90-minute sections on Sky Movies Premier HD later this year.