Two of the greatest ever screen villains have joined 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 King Alan Rickman as The Caterpillar Martin 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. source - christopher lee web, johnnydeppreads via - /film
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