Kathy Bates, Tim Curry, Colm Meaney and Philip Winchester have been set to join Sci Fi's four-hour miniseries Alice, which stars Caterina Scorsone (Starz's Crash) in the title role.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the mini-series is a modern-day take on Lewis Carroll's classic, is in production in Vancouver, B.C., for a December 2009 premiere.

Bates plays the Queen of Hearts, Curry plays Dodo, Colm Meaney plays the King of Hearts and "Crusoe" star Winchester plays the Jack of Hearts.

Additionally, Matt Frewerplays has been cast as the White Knight, Andrew Lee Potts as Hatter, Alessandro Juliani as 9 of Clubs, Timothy Webber as Carpenter, Alex Diakun as Ratcatcher, Zak Santiago as 10 of Clubs and Eugene Lipinski as Doctors Dee and Dum.

The new version, from writer-director Nick Willing, centers on Alice Hamilton, a fiercely independent twentysomething who suddenly finds herself on the other side of a looking glass.