Two great villainous actors have been tapped to play characters in the new version of Alice in Wonderland
Christopher Lee (Hammer’s DRACULA, LORD OF THE RINGS) and Alan Rickman (SWEENEY TODD, DIE HARD), two of the greatest and most profilic screen villains of all time have joined Tim Burton’s motion captured adaptation of ALICE IN WONDERLAND over at Disney.
Rickman will play the hookah-smoking Caterpillar but Lee’s role is undisclosed.
Neither casting is all that surprising.
Rickman brought his A-Game to SWEENEY TODD and of course has one of the most recognisable villain voices in the industry.
Lee who was worked with Burton on SLEEPY HOLLOW and CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY was set to work with the director again on SWEENEY TODD, until Burton decided to cut the ghosts aspect from his tale. That was said to have pissed Lee off but it now looks like they have settled on their differences.
Also now confirmed for the movie is Danny Elfman, who will be scoring the film for his long time friend and partner. Elfman’s skills, understandably, weren’t need for TODD as the Stephen Sondheim music was already in place.
Elfman confirmed it last week…
Burton has put together an amazing cast…
Mia Wasikowska as Alice
Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter
Helena Bonham Carter as The Red Queen
Anne Hathaway as The White Queen
Alan Rickman as The Caterpillar
Michael Sheen as The Cheshire Cat
Matt Lucas as Tweedledee and Tweedledum
Crispin Glover as The Knave of Hearts
Eleanor Tomlinson as Fiona Chataway
and Christopher Lee in an unknown role.
Sorry I'm Alan Rickman's bitch so I am flailing over here at this news!