Canberra girl set to star in the next Tim Burton movie

OzChick 25 August 2008 24

News.com.au reports that Canberra-based actress Mia Wasikowska has been selected to play Alice in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.

Also confirmed is that Johnny Depp will be a cast member in this movie, possibly playing the Mat Hatter.

Does anyone know this girl or which school she attended?

I’m quite impressed that a local girl has scored such a great role.


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Granny Granny 4:00 pm 08 Oct 08

Don’t forget to swat up on kiddie shows this week, although knowing Overheard the questions will probably be like, “What Norwegian children’s show in 1958 was the best-grossing television series of all time?” and the answer will be something like “Meerschweinchen og Rømmegrøt” …

*LOL*

Loquaciousness Loquaciousness 3:50 pm 08 Oct 08

Granny said :

I love Alice in Wonderland. It’s hilarious! Absolutely wasted on children.

Absolutely! One of my all-time faves. Incidentally, it’s right up there on my list of great children’s fiction with the Roald Dahl stories. I loved the Burton/Depp combination in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, so I can’t wait to get along and see this. Fantastic that some local talent is getting some recognition too 🙂

L

OzChick OzChick 2:24 pm 08 Oct 08

It has been confirmed, Mia is going to be working with Anne Hathaway and Johnny Depp in this movie. How exciting.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/10/08/2384858.htm

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 3:49 am 26 Aug 08

Wellington Sludge said :

At the risk of sounding huffy, this is not recent news.

To compensate for huffiness, I can inform that she has been on the radar of Aussie film lovers for a couple of years now. Go to a DVD store and rent either SUBURBAN MAYHEM (for which she won an AFI award) or SEPTEMBER (which got an ACT release at Dendy about a year ago), and you’ll see why she’s regarded as an up-and-coming talent both here and overseas.

Oh yeah, I thought I knew that face. I thought it might have been a Canberra familiar face (like about 99% of the faces in canberra…for everyone), but no, she was good in that movie.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 3:43 am 26 Aug 08

Edumacated said :

She went to Canberra High School and would be about 20 now.

Of course! Since she was born in 1990..

Wellington Sludge Wellington Sludge 4:23 pm 25 Aug 08

At the risk of sounding huffy, this is not recent news.

To compensate for huffiness, I can inform that she has been on the radar of Aussie film lovers for a couple of years now. Go to a DVD store and rent either SUBURBAN MAYHEM (for which she won an AFI award) or SEPTEMBER (which got an ACT release at Dendy about a year ago), and you’ll see why she’s regarded as an up-and-coming talent both here and overseas.

Granny Granny 4:19 pm 25 Aug 08

Sssssshhhhhhh … nobody wake Eyeball up!

; )

Edumacated Edumacated 4:01 pm 25 Aug 08

She went to Canberra High School and would be about 20 now.

Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot 3:21 pm 25 Aug 08

Gungahlin Al said :

Name me a Tim Burton movie that Jonny Depp *hasn’t* starred in…

The real question is:

Name me a Tim Burton movie that is any good?

Ed Wood… and Batman? That’s about it……

Anyways, we can all assume exactly what this film will be like, right?

It will surely feature Danny Elfman doing a typical Danny Elfman score.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz…………

Spitfire3 Spitfire3 2:46 pm 25 Aug 08

This has definitely got my interest!

Dannyo Dannyo 2:42 pm 25 Aug 08

Mia I think is from Cook, went to Radford? She is about 17 or 18…Finished a movie with Hilary Swank not long ago..has a great screen presence I am told…only started acting at the age of 16, a natural…

fnaah fnaah 2:21 pm 25 Aug 08

Unfortunately it doesn’t look like this will be based off the game, the rights for that are apparently owned by Universal, and the burton one is owned by Disney.

Still, Burton tends to insert a macabre twist to things, hopefully they’ll get past the Disney execs.

Good luck, Mia!

Thumper Thumper 1:34 pm 25 Aug 08

One of my all time favourites and I’m sure Burton will do it justice.

Granny Granny 1:23 pm 25 Aug 08

I love Alice in Wonderland. It’s hilarious! Absolutely wasted on children.

Well done that girl!

: )

AlpineViper AlpineViper 1:18 pm 25 Aug 08

This isnt the same movie that was to be based on the video game “Alice” is it? I thought that was still in the limbo its been for the past, what, 6 years?

astrojax astrojax 1:14 pm 25 Aug 08

presumably mia does, and doubtless a residue network of friends and family, if she spent much time here…

not you, then big dave? what do you care about today then?

personally, i rekkun a burton looking glass will be a spectacular thing to look through.

BigDave BigDave 12:59 pm 25 Aug 08

Who cares?

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 12:56 pm 25 Aug 08

OK, should have said “in recent times”.
If I’ve told you once I’ve told you a million times, don’t exaggerate…

OzChick OzChick 12:53 pm 25 Aug 08

On imdb.com it states that actresses Sigrid Thornton and Erin McNaught (if you call her an actress, former Miss Australia) were born in Canberra… I didn’t know that…

The Brad The Brad 12:45 pm 25 Aug 08

Name me a Tim Burton movie that Jonny Depp *hasn’t* starred in…

Challenge accepted.

Beetlejuice
Big Fish
Planet of the apes
Batman Returns
Pee-Wees Big Adventure
and
Mars Attacks

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