Posted on Sunday, October 26th, 2008 by Peter Sciretta
Christopher Lee (Count Dooku in Star Wars, Saruman in Lord of the Rings) has been cast in Tim Burton‘s 3D adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. Lee’s role has not been disclosed, but I would guess that he is either The Caterpillar, King of Hearts, or The White Knight. Lee has worked with Burton several times: Sleepy Hallow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride. Lee was originally scheduled to be in Burton’s Sweeney Todd, but the sequence his character was part of was cut out during preproduction. [christopherleeweb]
Eleanor Tomlinson (Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging), a 16-year-old Beverly teenager, has been cast in a part created specifically for Burton’s adaptation. Eleanor will play Alice’s peer, the spiteful Fiona Chataway, who appears at the beginning of the film before Alice falls down the rabbit hole. [thisishullandeastriding]
Danny Elfman recently confirmed that he is involved in the music for the film. This should come as no surprise as Elfman has worked with Burton on many of his films. You can watch a video of Elfman making the announcement on YouTube.