Anne Hathaway books 'Alice'

Helena Bonham Carter also cast in Tim Burton's film

Anne Hathaway, who is generating buzz for her performance in "Rachel Getting Married," has signed for a role in "Alice in Wonderland," which Tim Burton is directing for Disney.

Helena Bonham Carter also has joined the film.

The movie, which stars Mia Wasikowska as Alice and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, will use a combination of live action and performance-capture technology to tell the Lewis Carroll story.

Hathaway is playing the White Queen, a benevolent monarch who is deposed and banished by her sister, the Red Queen (Carter), who has an affinity for crying out, "Off with their heads!" The White Queen needs Alice to slay a creature known as the Bandersnatch.

Richard Zanuck, Joe Roth and Jennifer and Suzanne Todd are producing.

Hathaway, repped by CAA and Management 360, next appears in the horror thriller "Passengers."

Bonham Carter, repped by Endeavor and Magnolia Entertainment, has frequently worked with Burton, her fiance; their credits include "Sweeney Todd," "Corpse Bride," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, "Big Fish" and "Planet of the Apes."

Leslie Simmons contributed to this report.
comments powered by Disqus