Anne Hathaway to star in Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’

October 7th, 2008 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Johnny DeppNew York, Oct 7 (IANS) Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway has joined the cast of the live action version of Lewis Caroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” being directed by Tim Burton.Burton’s partner and actress Helena Bonham Carter also stars in the movie, reports

“Hathaway is playing the White Queen, a benevolent monarch who is deposed and banished by her sister, the Red Queen (to be played by Carter), who has an affinity for crying out, ‘off with their heads!’ The White Queen needs Alice to slay a creature known as the Bandersnatch,” said a source.

Australian actress Mia Wasikowska plays the lead in the movie with Johnny Depp, who has been roped in to play the Mad Hatter’s role.

Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the stars of British television show “Little Britain”, have been cast as Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee.

The film is to be a blend of live-action and animation, using performance-capture technology.

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