ZDONK is reporting that Alan Rickman is set to join Tim Burton's remake of Alice in Wonderland as the hookah-smoking, wise caterpillar. While we normally try to reserve our excitement for official announcements, we already had quite the celebration. Rickman has the perfect voice for the Caterpillar and oozes charm (hello, Sense and Sensibility).
Some other noteworthy news about the film: Alice is being played by 18 year old Austrailian actress, Mia Wasikowska; Anne Hathaway plays the White Queen; Helena Bonham Carter plays the Red Queen, which we reported to you Movie Pressers a couple of weeks ago.
Other cast includes: Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter; Crispin Glover as the Knave of Hearts; Michael Sheen as the Cheshire Cat; and Matt Lucas (HBO’s Little Britain) as Tweedledee and Tweedledum.
The film, which will blend live action with CGI, motion capture, and 3D and is set for a 2010 release.