Once word hit that Tim Burton was taking on the world of Alice in Wonderland, two things were so very inevitable. One: Johnny Depp would get a role, and he nabbed a perfect one at that -- Mad Hatter. Two: Helena Bonham Carter would get one as well. I am not sure why it took so long to release the info, but here it is: The Hollywood Reporter posts that Burton's main squeeze will become the Red Queen, the woman who loves to screech "Off with their heads," while Anne Hathaway will balance her radical redness as the benevolent White Queen, who gets deposed and banished.
Taking a cue from the initial images of Mia Wasikowska as Alice, I'm dying to see what Burton does. Johnny and Helena, Michael Sheen, Matt Lucas, and Ms. Hathaway -- it's one of those mixtures that should thrive under the eye of Burton. Now we just need to get Burton to cast Danny Huston as the Chesire Cat. (He's made for that role!)
What do you think of the cast so far? Is it time for Johnny and Helena to not be in a film together, or are these the perfect roles? How about Helena and Anne as sisters? Weigh in below!