Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Johnny Depp is almost unrecognisable as the spooky looking Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's new version of Alice In Wonderland. The Hollywood heartthrob sports curly orange hair, yellow eyes, pale skin and pink lipstick to play Lewis Carrol's potty character. Depp can be seen in the first official pictures of the cast, which have been released by Disney.

Anne Hathaway, Matt Lucas, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry and Helena Bonham Carter also star in the movie, which will be also released in 3D on March 12 2010. Australian newcomer Mia Wasikowska, 19, plays Alice, who is struggling to fit into Victorian society.

Escaping from a garden party, she stumbles down a rabbit hole and into Wonderland where she gets roped in to a revolt against the crimson monarch. Burton's real-life partner Bonham Carter plays the Red Queen who has has overthrown her sister, the White Queen (Hathaway), turning the once peaceful Wonderland into a place of paranoia and fear.

Little Britain star Lucas has been digitally manipulated using motion-capture technology to play twins Tweedledee and Tweedledum.

Christopher Lee as the Jabberwock and Alan Rickman as the Caterpillar, Stephen Fry as The Cheshire Cat, and Crispin Glover as The Knave of Hearts.

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