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Canberra girl set to star in the next Tim Burton movie

By 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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Canberra girl set to star in the next Tim Burton movie
Spitfire3 2:46 pm 25 Aug 08

This has definitely got my interest!

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 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 1:34 pm 25 Aug 08

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

Granny 1:23 pm 25 Aug 08

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

Well done that girl!

: )

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 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 12:59 pm 25 Aug 08

Who cares?

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 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 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

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

fnaah 12:44 pm 25 Aug 08

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

The Nightmare Before Christmas? Planet of the Apes? Mars Attacks!? But perhaps you were being rhetorical.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of Burton and Depp. Can’t wait to see the new Alice, perhaps it’ll be like American McGee’s semi-horror themed game.

OzChick 12:43 pm 25 Aug 08

Oops… It’s Mad Hatter, not Mat Hatter…

Gungahlin Al 12:33 pm 25 Aug 08

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

Name me a Tim Burton movie that Jonny Depp *hasn’t* starred in…
What is it with those two?

(Although I have to admit that Depp’s Willy Wonka was a delicious portrayal of someone walking the fragile edge)

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