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Film Casting: ALICE IN WONDERLAND 2, Ed Zwick Directing SOUL REVIVER

Elle Fanning Malificent Portrait

Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, Soul Reviver, and other films have all made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change.

Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass

director James Bobin [is] at the helm with a script from the first film’s writer Linda Woolverton.

Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter and Helena Bonham Carter as Red Queen Iracebeth and also Matt Lucas as Tweedledee and Tweedledum…Stephen Fry as the Cheshire Cat, Alan Rickman as the Blue Caterpillar, Michael Sheen as the White Rabbit, Timothy Spall as Bayard, Paul Whitehouse as the March Hare, and Barbara Windsor as the Dormouse…Rhys Ifans as Zanik Hightopp, the Mad Hatter’s father, and Sacha Baron Cohen as Time…Ed Speelers as James Harcourt…Toby Jones…has joined the film to lend his voice to Wilkins.

Danny Elfman will return to compose the score for the sequel

Soul Reviver

The Last Samurai producer Marshall Herskovitz and director Ed Zwick are putting together a Soul Reviver movie, adapting the supernatural action series created by Tohru Fujisawa and Manabu Akishige.

Herskovitz and Zwick will write the screenplay, and Zwick will direct. Reportedly the idea is to produce a release for 2016.

A Storm in the Stars

Elle Fanning…has come aboard to star in A Storm in the Stars, a period romantic drama being directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour.

Storm, written by Emma Jensen, tells the story of the passionate love affair between dangerously charismatic poet Percy Shelley and 17-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft, who would a year later write Frankenstein as Mary Shelley. (Fanning will play the budding writer.)

The script aims to tell of the tumult of first love of a young woman out of step with her time (Mary was well-educated and came from a family of intellectuals) who wrote one of the first pieces of literary genre fiction in modern times.

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Source: Firstshowing, Slashfilm

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