Disneyâ€™s â€œAlice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glassâ€ begins principal photography this week, featuring an award-winning production team and all-star ensemble cast, including Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen. James Bobin (â€œThe Muppets,â€ â€œMuppets Most Wantedâ€) helms the film, which revisits Lewis Carrollâ€™s beloved stories with an all-new new tale that travels back to Underlandâ€”and back in Time. â€œAlice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glassâ€ is produced by Joe Roth (â€œMaleficent,â€ â€œAlice in Wonderlandâ€), Jennifer Todd (â€œAlice In Wonderland,â€ â€œMementoâ€), Suzanne Todd (â€œAlice In Wonderland,â€ â€œMementoâ€) and Tim Burton (â€œAlice in Wonderland,â€ â€œFrankenweenieâ€). John G. Scotti (â€œMuppets Most Wanted,â€ â€œThe Muppetsâ€) is the executive producer; Linda Woolverton (â€œMaleficent,â€ â€œAlice In Wonderland,â€ â€œBeauty and the Beastâ€) penned the screenplay. Shooting on location and at Shepperton Studios in England, the film is slated for release on May 27, 2016.
The all-star ensemble cast includes:
Johnny Depp (â€œPirates of the Caribbeanâ€ films, â€œAlice In Wonderland,â€ â€œMortdecai,â€ â€œBlack Massâ€) returns to the big screen as the Mad Hatterâ€”Hatter Tarrant Hightopp.
Anne Hathaway (â€œLes MisÃ©rables,â€ â€œThe Devil Wears Prada,â€ â€œAlice In Wonderland,â€ â€œRachelâ€™s Getting Marriedâ€) portrays the White Queenâ€”Mirana.
Mia Wasikowska (â€œTracks,â€ â€œJane Eyreâ€ and â€œAlice In Wonderlandâ€) once again appears as Alice Kingsleigh, whoâ€™s on a quest to help the Mad Hatter.
Helena Bonham Carter (â€œCinderella,â€ â€œLes MisÃ©rables,â€ â€œAlice In Wonderlandâ€) returns as the Red Queenâ€”Iracebeth.
Rhys Ifans (â€œHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I,â€ â€œNanny McPhee Returns,â€ â€œThe Amazing Spider-Manâ€) fills the shoes of Zanik Hightopp, the Mad Hatterâ€™s father.
Matt Lucas (â€œThe Labrynth,â€ â€œAlice In Wonderlandâ€) returns to the revelry in a dual role as Tweedledee and Tweedledum.
Ed Speleers (TVâ€™s â€œDownton Abbey,â€ â€œEragonâ€) portrays James Harcourt in the film.
Sacha Baron Cohen (â€œHugo,â€ â€œLes MisÃ©rablesâ€) was called on to bring Time to the big screen.
â€œAlice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glassâ€ also boasts an extraordinary voice cast.
Â· Stephen Fry (â€œ24: Live Another Day,â€ â€œThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,â€ â€œSherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,â€ â€œAlice In Wonderlandâ€) is back as the voice of the Cheshire Cat.
Â· Toby Jones (â€œThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire,â€ â€œInfamous,â€ â€œThe Girlâ€) provides the voice of Wilkins.
Â· Alan Rickman (â€œHarry Potterâ€ film series, â€œAlice In Wonderland,â€ director/actor/co-writer â€œA Little Chaosâ€) returns as the voice of the Blue Caterpillar.
Â· Michael Sheen (â€œThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawnâ€ Parts 1 & 2, â€œAlice In Wonderland,â€ â€œThe Queen,â€ â€œFrost Nixonâ€) once again serves as the voice of the White Rabbit.
Â· Timothy Spall (â€œMr. Turner,â€ â€œThe Kings Speech,â€ â€œHarry Potter,â€ â€œAlice In Wonderlandâ€) returns to voice Bayard.
Â· BAFTA-winning actor, writer and comedian Paul Whitehouse (BBCâ€™s â€œHarry and Paulâ€™s Story of the 2sâ€ and â€œThe Fast Showâ€;â€œAlice In Wonderland,â€ â€œCorpse Brideâ€) is back as the March Hare.
Â· Barbara Windsor (â€œCarry On,â€ â€œEastEnders,â€ â€œAlice In Wonderlandâ€) provides the voice of Dormouse again.
The film welcomes back several key members of the â€œAlice In Wonderlandâ€ team, including award-winning composer Danny Elfman (â€œFifty Shades of Grey,â€ â€œBig Eyes,â€ Silver Linings Playbookâ€), three-time OscarÂ®-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (â€œMemoirs of a Geisha,â€ â€œChicagoâ€), who won Oscar, BAFTA and Satellite awards, among others, for her work on â€œAlice In Wonderland,â€ and five-time Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Ken Ralston (â€œForrest Gump,â€ â€œStar Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jediâ€), who won a Satellite Award for best visual effects for â€œAlice In Wonderland.â€
Bobinâ€™s award-winning production team also includes OscarÂ®-winning production designer Dan Hennah (â€œKing Kong,â€ â€œThe Hobbitâ€ trilogy, â€œThe Lord of the Ringsâ€ trilogy, Oscar for â€œThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the Kingâ€), and Stuart Dryburgh (â€œThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty,â€ â€œBridget Jonesâ€™ Diary,â€ Oscar nomination for â€œThe Pianoâ€) as director of photography. The film welcomes Oscar-winning make-up and hair designer Peter King (â€œLord of the Rings: Return of the King,â€ Oscar nominee for â€œThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journeyâ€), and Oscar winner Neil Corbould (â€œGravity,â€ â€œGladiatorâ€) is special effects supervisor. Andrew Weisblum (â€œNoah,â€ Oscar nominee â€œBlack Swanâ€) is editor.