It’s Official: Depp is the Mad Hatter in Burton’s Wonderland

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Disney officially announced today that Johnny Depp will star as the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.

It was also revealed Burton is shooting the film in 3-D.

The film is based, naturally, on the Lewis Carroll classic “Alice in Wonderland,” and will combine performance-capture imagery, similar to Robert Zemeckis’ Beowulf, with live-action footage.

Depp is joining previously cast actors Mia Wasikowska (as Alice) and Matt Lucas. Disney has set a release date of March 5, 2010.

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