Lee’s role is undisclosed, though Rickman will play the hookah-smoking Caterpillar. Eleanor Tomlinson (“Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging”) will play a complete new character Fiona Chataway, a spiteful peer of Alice.
The trio join the already star-studded cast which includes Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Sheen and Matt Lucas. Danny Elfman recently confirmed that he’ll be scoring the project with his old partner Burton with whom he’s worked on a dozen projects over the past twenty-three years.
The film, which uses a combination of live action and performance-capture technology, is scheduled for release in 2010.