Posted on Monday, July 7th, 2008 by Peter Sciretta
Rumor has it that the lead role of Alice has been cast in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. The latest name to enter the rumor mill is Ryan Nikole Parker (pictured right), a virtual unknown with only a few television credits (One Life to Live, Kids Incorporated and American Idol).
Other names circling the rumor mill have included Amanda Seyfried, Lindsay Lohan, Evan Rachel Wood and even Johnny Depp. Yes, you read that correctly. The film is going to be a hybrid, part live-action, part performance capture animation (ala Beowulf). Although I’ve always assumed that Alice would be one of the few live action characters in Burton’s adaptation.
MarketSaw also reports that Vyelle Croom auditioned already for the “Cheshire Cat” and might have snagged the role. Rumor has it that a press release will be released later this week with the full casting details. The film is due to hit theaters in 2010.