Mark Rylance has joined the cast of Walt Disney Pictures' Alice in Wonderland sequel, Through the Looking Glass. Variety reports that the actor, best known for his stage work, will play the father of Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter in director James Bobin's followup to Tim Burton's 2010 box office hit.
The original film, itself a sequel of sorts to Carroll's 19th century texts, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass," starred Mia Wasikowska alongside Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Christopher Lee, Paul Whitehouse and Barbara Windsor and grossed more than a billion dollars at the worldwide box office.
Linda Woolverton, who scripted the Burton film, is again providing the screenplay this time around with Depp, Wasikowska and Carter all set to reprise their roles. Sacha Baron Cohen was recently said to be eyeing a part as the film's chief antagonist.