Tony Winner Mark Rylance Joins Cast of Disney's THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Tony winner Mark Rylance will soon be heading to Wonderland.
According to Variety, the stage vet is currently finalizing a deal to join the cast of Disney's sequel to Tim Burton's 2010 film ALICE IN WONDERLAND, titled THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. MUPPETS helmer James Bobin will direct. The picture is scheduled to hit theaters on May 27, 2016, with Mia Wasikowska on board reprise her role as Alice, with Johnny Depp returning as The Mad Hatter.
So far, details on the project's plot have been kept quiet, though sources tell Variety that Rylance will be taking on the role of the Hatter's father.
Rylance won Tony awards for his performance in BOEING BOEING on Broadway in 2008 and in JERUSALEM in 2011. He is also a two-time Olivier Award recipient for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at the Queen's Theatre and JERUSALEM in the West End.
Rylance recently appeared on the West End in RICHARD III and TWELFTH NIGHT; he also reprised those roles on Broadway last fall. Other stage credits include LA BETE, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA and HENRY V, among others.
Film appearances include The Other Boleyn Girl and Anonymous. He has also appeared in the TV drama The Government Inspector.
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