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Who Could Play Alice in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland?

Who Could Play Alice in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland?

I can't wait to see what comes out of Tim Burton's imagination when he applies it to the classic Alice in Wonderland story with his live-action/motion-capture (like the Beowulf animation, plus live actors) adaptation. But of course, even with Burton's creative genius, casting is still (almost) everything. So who could play the innocent young Alice who goes on such a trippy adventure?

Rumor has it a virtually unknown 23-year-old actress named Ryan Nikole Parker will take the role — though apparently Evan Rachel Wood was initially supposed to have it and she backed out.

Perhaps a fresh face will be perfect for this part, so there are no preconceived notions about what our new Alice will be like. But if you had your druthers, who could you see playing a Tim Burton-y Alice?

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NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 6 years
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sheena sheena 7 years
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K-is-For-Kait K-is-For-Kait 7 years
I know it's been said, but Evanna Lynch would be PERFECT! She's not too old and she has that odd, starry-eyed look Alice needs. She'd also fit in great with the Burton crowd!
xojennifer xojennifer 7 years
I think Rose Mcgowan would be PERFECT. A little old, a little too "busty" perhaps (Ok, so I was trying to avoid the word "sexy")? But I think it would be pretty neat. Christina Ricci would also be great in that role, but I definately see Rose Mcgowan there more.
carlabunnie carlabunnie 7 years
Alison Lohman. I would love to see her play Alice. She was great in Big Fish & White Oleander.
northofantastic northofantastic 7 years
Since this is one of my all time favorite stories, I'm a little worried how it's going to go, but I have faith in Burton. Not sure who I would prefer as Alice, but I'm not horribly picky about what age they choose for her as long as the story doesn't vary too much. I guess we'll have to see.
ldekosky ldekosky 7 years
I love Kristen Bell, I think she would be awesome.
mcpro26 mcpro26 7 years
My first thought was who is HBC going to play because it seems if it is made by Burton she is in it and she fits so well in his movies and the queen would be a great part for her, as for Alice it really depends on if he goes by her being as young as she is in the story or if he makes her older. I think it would have to be Ricci and Johnny would play maybe the rabbit???
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 7 years
Oh god I hate Abigail Breslin and I so knew people would suggest her. She is just such an unfortunate looking child. I hope she grows into her features when she gets older. I think they should pick the girl that was in Golden Compass.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 7 years
Christina Ricci or Kirsten Dunst. But more importantly, who will Johnny Depp play?
alethe16 alethe16 7 years
I agree that Evanna Lynch is a great suggestion...she's totally quirky enough for a Burton flick.
dbanner dbanner 7 years
Evanna Lynch would be perfect - and I think zany enough for a Tim Burton film.
couture-yourself couture-yourself 7 years
For me, it really depends on the audience that he's going for. But, I think AnnaSophia Robb would be fantastic either way. Plus, she's worked with him before. I also agree with Christina Ricci and Mena Suvari. I wonder who Helena Bonham Carter will be (hopefully the Queen of Hearts as said previously). I'm so excited for this!! I love anything Tim Burton and I think he'll have an incredible take on it.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
I think Anna-Sophia Rob (sp?) would be wonderful for the part.
Cherylish Cherylish 7 years
I think Evan Rachel Wood would have been great in that role! Too bad she backed out.
Ms--Anonymous Ms--Anonymous 7 years
I love Tim Burton's films! I don't think he needs a mainstream actress I like the idea of Ricci, Lohman, and what about Jayne Wisner (Joanna from Sweeney Tood- she fits the descrip to a T)If Michelle Williams were younger she would be good for this...
verily verily 7 years
I don't know if she has the skills to carry a movie, but Evanna Lynch comes to mind when I think of a wide-eyed blonde that is sufficiently weird enough to star in a Tim Burton film.
maldelus maldelus 7 years
Whoever it is, she has to come across as naive about her world and equally confused about the dream world she entered. I would really like to see an unknown from off the street. One who wasn't even looking for the role but somehow caught the eye of a casting agent.
alittle alittle 7 years
My vote is for Zooey Dechanel (spelling?) I think she has that innocent look and she could pull off being much younger
ShannonSoCrazy ShannonSoCrazy 7 years
If they are going older, I think Kristen Bell would be good.
fashion4ward fashion4ward 7 years
Yes, Christina Ricci would be awesome and possibly Amanda Seyfriend, if she proves she has the talent. I love everything Tim does, so I can't wait!
zombielove zombielove 7 years
i agree with who ever mentioned the lil girl who played Violet in Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. it should be great either way, cant wait to see the visuals.
mesawillow mesawillow 7 years
Oh my...just made my mind reel. So many possibilities. Just wondering about all the other charachters since HBC was already mentioned as Queen of Hearts.
colormesticky colormesticky 7 years
So long as it's not Zooey Deschanel. Did anybody watch that Wizard of Oz turkey?
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