Johnny Depp Is the Mad Hatter in ‘Alice in Wonderland’?

Tim Burton’s next film is set to start shooting this September in Plymouth.

This is Plymouth has reported that Tim Burton will head to Plymouth, England for two weeks in September to shoot his upcoming live action/performance capture project Alice in Wonderland. Also mentioned in the article is the fact that Johnny Depp is reportedly up for the role of the Mad Hatter.

Next month, two hundred and fifty locals will be chosen as extras for the film. Exact locations for the shoot are being kept secret at this time, but historic properties such as Saltram House, Mount Edgcumbe and the Royal William Yard are being considered worthy of the film's classical nature.

Alice in Wonderland will be released sometime in 2010, and it will be presented in 3D.

Alice in Wonderland was released March 5th, 2010 and stars Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen. The film is directed by Tim Burton.

Sources: This is Plymouth

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  1. Saquin Turok 'X'

    What a great and unusual idea this will be. I can't imagine just how far the boundaries of surrealism will be pushed with Burton and Depp doing this.

    7 years agoby @teesterxFlag

  2. bostonterrier

    oh great. I just can't get enough of Johnny Depp. Those two T.B. and J.D. seem to click.

    7 years agoby @bostonterrierFlag

  3. Vamp

    I doubt it alot. As one of my friends told me, "He could play Ms. Piggy in The Muppets Go To Mars, and he'd still do a fantastic job with it, and I'd still watch it."

    7 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  4. Phatlightning

    Is their a wrong role for depp?

    7 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag

  5. Vamp

    I agree with Kwisatz! Well put The Dude! Burton rules, and just so happens to be my favorite director.

    7 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  6. The Kwisatz Haderach

    Well said 'The Dude!'

    This sounds awesome. Burton rocks, his style is great. And Depp keeps kickin ass in everything he does. Bring it.

    7 years agoby @the-kwisatz-haderachFlag

  7. The Dude!

    HOISIN, you obviously dont know his movies. By the way Ed Wood was one of his worst movies. Have you ever taken the time to enjoy some classics?

    Batman. & returns. Doesn't matter that those are before of after but you are just to lame to see a good movie if it hit you in the face.

    7 years agoby @donnieg1015Flag

  8. T.Clark

    Good call, tom :)

    Oh, and punisher...ur welcome

    7 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  9. Radimus-83

    i put this into motion when i suggested Depp for the Mad Hatter in the Batman series about 2 months ago!!

    Damn you Tim Burton *shakes fist

    7 years agoby @radimus-83Flag

  10. Err

    johnny dep is great for playing those cartoonish, larger than life type characters, he should do well here.

    7 years agoby @err2005Flag

  11. Nyfresh

    this actually sounds really cool, i would def see this, tons of fun and i could just see myself really high watchin Alice in Wonderland in 3D, thats some crazy sh*t

    7 years agoby @leo16Flag

  12. Nyfresh

    3-D im there

    7 years agoby @leo16Flag

  13. cnote

    Could be great, I just hope Mr Burton, doesn't let the Mad Hatter act like that f*cking lame ass character (The new Willy Wonka), which I can see.....

    7 years agoby @cnoteFlag

  14. St. Bitches

    Sounds good. but really not surprised about Johnny Depp being casted. Him and Tim Burton pretty much go hand and hand now.

    7 years agoby @jremydFlag

  15. VooDoo77


    7 years agoby @deathstardestroyerFlag

  16. Stiles

    Tim, please PLEASE make an original film!

    Apes & Wonka were so bad they detracted from the inspired source material.

    You've been under par since Ed Wood.

    7 years agoby @stilesFlag


    oh my god! Tim Burton is going to be working with Johnny Depp? that's unheard of! LOL

    I'm looking forward to this, Tim Burton is one of my favourite directors - i love the way he is able to darken a story and "Alice in Wonderland" is already dark so this should be good

    7 years agoby @pinget-69Flag

  18. Flrep07


    7 years agoby @flrep07Flag

  19. Rama's SCREEN

    First the Riddler and now the Mad Hatter..

    Rumors about Johnny Depp playing just about anything must be flattering for the Johnny Depp himself.

    all these rumors practically say that he's capable of playing just about any character possible.

    7 years agoby @ramasscreen-comFlag

  20. Raoul Duke

    I wonder who they'll get for the Caterpillar? The voice that is, as I'm sure Burton will go with CGI for the classic character.

    Tweedledee and Tweedledum = Charlie Day & Rob Mclhenney

    7 years agoby @raoulduke33Flag

  21. Vamp

    She will not, Alice is played by Mia Wasikowska.

    7 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  22. ShadowfoxSC

    Tim Burton is one of the best and Depp and Tim Work well so I say go for it and yeah Helen will be in it she might be Alice.

    7 years agoby @shadowscFlag


    Again thank you Watchman, youre so wise.

    7 years agoby @cerealkillerFlag

  24. Flrep07

    they had an article on who was alice on movieweb already narrator. lol... sorry to break the news to you.

    7 years agoby @flrep07Flag

  25. SimplyThe: VampireQueen


    This should be good Johnny Deep as The Mad Hatter!! I can't wait for this!! :D

    7 years agoby @vampirequeenFlag

  26. SpaceCowboy

    my only complant is the 3D. all, if not, most movies are disasters when made for 3D. But, if it's made as Nightmare Before Christmas was [which was not intended for 3D, but was later shown in that format] then it should be fine. I do think Johnny Depp as Mad Hatter would be great! Any thoughts on who is to be Alice?

    7 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  27. knobie09

    as long as they also plan to do the follow up "through the looking glass",i'm watching them both 10 times over.

    7 years agoby @knobie09Flag

  28. dillonyewjew

    i respect tim burton.
    but i would really like to see a movie of his WITHOUT johnny f*cking depp.

    7 years agoby @dillonyewjewFlag

  29. Clockworkcookie

    WELL, he was bound to do something in a Timb Burton movie, I supose the Mad Hatter makes perfect sense for him! Heh! Will probably look awesome too.

    7 years agoby @clockworkcookieFlag

  30. CelluloidDreams

    Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter!!! OH LORD!!! Now this I can picture!!!! Now this is good casting! Not a fan of Depp, but this I like!

    7 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

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