July 08, 2008

Tim Burton's Alice

Nothing has been confirmed yet, but news has leaked out of the Disney studio, saying Tim Burton has cast his Alice. Not to be confused with the American McGee's Alice movie, Tim Burton is getting ready to shoot Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

The Cheshire Cat is rumored to be played by newcomer, Vyelle Croom, a London Theatre actor known for his role as Aramis in the Three Musketeers at the Bristol Old Vic.

Everyone expects Burton to cast Johnny Depp in a role, but what, is yet to be seen. Rumor at one point has Depp as Alice and another The Cheshire Cat, I think the speculation of Mad Hatter is good but that's a small role for such a big actor. The best male role for Depp could be as the guide to this fantasy realm, the White Rabbit.

What of Alice you say? Who could play the girl lost in this menagerie of adventure? Soon after Sweeney Todd, Helena Bonham Carter was suggested and so have Amanda Seyfried of Mama Mia! and Marylin Manson's girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood, but now a new name spills out of the Disney vault of secrets, the day before the cast list is set to go public.

Ryan Nikole Parker, a little know actress who seems to have launched her career on American Idol three years ago. She had her training at, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School (aka Fame High School). Roles on the school stage include Janet (The Rocky Horror Show), Juliet (of course)(Romeo & Juliet), Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors) and Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz).
Her Canadian connection comes with a role on CTV's Degrassi: The Next Generation.

I'll let you know what the official list says as soon as we have it.