Sacha Baron Cohen Eyes Villain Role in Alice in the Wonderland Sequel


Sacha Baron Cohen appears set to make a trip Through the Looking Glass. Variety reports that the Borat star is in talks to take on the villain role in director James Bobin’s big screen sequel to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.

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 Johnny Depp alongside Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Mia Wasikowska, 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 Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska both set to reprise their roles.

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