Acclaimed stage actor Mark Rylance ("The Other Boleyn Girl," "Anonymous") is in talks to play the father of Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter character in "Through the Looking Glass," the sequel to Disney's 2010 "Alice in Wonderland" adaptation.
Rylance and Sacha Baron Cohen join a cast which sees the return of Depp, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter. How the Mad Hatter's father fits into the story isn't known as yet.
James Bobin helms from a script by Linda Woolverton. Filming aims to begin this summer.