Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Bonham Carter and Hathaway in "Wonderland"
Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway will both be in Alice in Wonderland.
Bonham Carter will play the role of the belligerent Red Queen, and Hathaway will play the more placid and kindhearted of the royal sisters, the White Queen. The distinction of having both of these characters suggests that the film will indeed follow the original Lewis Carroll book instead of simply emulating previous cinematic adaptations.
This is the first time Anne Hathaway has collaborated with Tim Burton (though there was talk that she was considered for a role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street as well).
Helena Bonham Carter has been in each of Burton's films since Planet of the Apes in 2001.