Mark Rylance in Talks to Join Cast of Disney's "Through the Looking Glass"
10 Apr 2014
Tony winner Mark Rylance, seen on Broadway earlier this season in the Shakespeare's Globe productions of Twelfth Nightand Richard III, is currently in negotiations to join the cast of Disney's "Through the Looking Glass," according to Variety.
The sequel to "Alice in Wonderland" would cast the critically acclaimed actor as the father of the Mad Hatter, played by Johnny Depp. The film will also feature Helena Bonham Carter and Mia Wasikowska.
"Through the Looking Glass," which will be directed by James Bobin and produced by Joe Roth, is scheduled for a May 27, 2016, release.
Production is expected to begin this summer.
In addition to his stage credits, Rylance has been seen on screen in “Anonymous” and “The Gunman."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.