Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass” begins production with new live action story, returning actors

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Disney’s “Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass” has begun production this week, featuring a returning all-star ensemble cast including Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.

James Bobin (“The Muppets,” “Muppets Most Wanted”) helms the film, which revisits Lewis Carroll’s stories with a new new tale that travels back to Underland — and back in Time.

“Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass” is produced by Joe Roth, Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd, and Tim Burton is the executive producer. Linda Woolverton wrote the screenplay.

The ensemble cast includes:
Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the Mad Hatter—Hatter Tarrant Hightopp.
Anne Hathaway portrays the White Queen—Mirana.
Mia Wasikowska once again appears as Alice Kingsleigh, who’s on a quest to help the Mad Hatter.
Helena Bonham Carter returns as the Red Queen—Iracebeth.
Rhys Ifans fills the shoes of Zanik Hightopp, the Mad Hatter’s father.
Matt Lucas returns to the revelry in a dual role as Tweedledee and Tweedledum.
Ed Speleers portrays James Harcourt in the film.
Sacha Baron Cohen was called on to bring Time to the big screen.

“Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass” also features the following voice cast:
Stephen Fry is back as the voice of the Cheshire Cat.
Toby Jones provides the voice of Wilkins.
Alan Rickman returns as the voice of the Blue Caterpillar.
Michael Sheen once again serves as the voice of the White Rabbit.
Timothy Spall returns to voice Bayard.
Paul Whitehouse is back as the March Hare.
Barbara Windsor provides the voice of Dormouse again.

Award-winning composer Danny Elfman is also returning along with five-time Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Ken Ralston.

The film is slated for release on May 27, 2016.


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2 Comments

  1. EricJ

    Well, at least now the “Red Queen”‘s finally IN Through the Looking Glass! ;)
    So are the Tweedles, but we have the original Disney animated for starting that bit of confusion.

    (Having just sat through Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, however, I think I’ll pass on this latest made-up-crap “Fan-fiction blockbuster”.)

  2. Sandra McDonald

    Where is the film being made ? Has production started yet ? Really looking forward to the release. And when is the UK release date ? Sorry for all the questions but so looking forward to it.

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