Tim Burton Casts His Alice
The film, based on a script by Linda Woolverton (The Lion King), will be produced by longtime Burton collaborator Richard Zanuck, former Disney chairman Joe Roth and Jennifer and Suzanne Todd. It will be shot with live-action and performance-capture footage and presented in Disney Digital 3-D.
Wasikowska got her start on the Aussie series "All Saints" and is a regular on HBO's "In Treatment." She next will appear opposite Daniel Craig in Ed Zwick's war drama Defiance and just completed filming the role of a young Amelia Earhart fan in Mira Nair's biopic Amelia starring Hilary Swank.
Principal photography starts in November.
It is still a question if Tim Burton will cast Helena in Alice. I also anticipate the regulars: Danny Elfman music (it wouldn't be a Burton film with out Elfman music behind it!) Coleen Atwood on costumes, and hopefully Christopher Lee and Deep Roy will have a part to play.
Mad as a hatter ... Johnny Depp
And, surprise!, Johnny Depp is (rumored, so far) to play the mad hatter along side Mia Wasikowska.
More Johnny news: from http://www.contactmusic.com
TOMMY LEE WANTS DEPP TO PLAY HIM ON SCREEN
Rocker TOMMY LEE wants JOHNNY DEPP to play him in a movie based on MOTLEY CRUE's memoirs.
The drummer insists Depp is the perfect actor to portray him on the big screen - because he thinks he and the Pirates of The
Lee says, "Johnny Depp would be my choice to play me. He's the best (actor) ever.
"We're working on the film, trying to find the right producers and director and all that sort of stuff."
DANNY ELFMAN INTERVIEW! http://www.ifmagazine.com/feature.asp?article=2890
Exclusive Interview: DANNY ELFMAN FEELS THE BURN COMPOSING 'HELLBOY II' - PART TWO
The composer talks scoring for the big, red, one and his other projects he's working on
By DANIEL SCHWEIGER, SOUNDTRACK EDITIOR
He may have once been the Oingo Bongo frontman but that was long ago and he is even more famous for his excellent work composing the biggest and best Hollywood blockbusters. Danny Elfman has a pair of films out this summer in WANTED and HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY. In our first part of the interview, Elfman chatted about WANTED. Here he talks HELLBOY II and making big red all the more exciting through sound.
(I personally think that the Edward Scissorhands score and Nightmare Before Christmas pretty much sum up Elfman and are some of his best work. But I also think that Oingo Boingo really defines him as well. You can always tell an Elfman theme be it from a Burton movie or the Simpsons theme, it's such a unique sound. As you can tell I really admire Danny Elfman and love everything he does!)
Read more at the link; He then goes on to talk about his score for the Ballet Rabbit and Rouge.