Taglines: It’s time for a little madness.
Alice Kingsleigh has spent the past three years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London from Asia, she comes across a difficult decision that may determine what she’s going to do during the rest of her life. After re-encountering Absolem, she finds a magical looking glass and returns to the nonsensical realm of Underland.
She discovers that things are going very wrong with the Hatter, who is now acting madder than usual, haunted by past events that he refuses to reveal. In order to prevent a heartbreaking end to her friend, she turns to Time himself. Despite his warnings about she not being able to win a race against time, and not being able to change the past, Alice borrows the Chronosphere, a time device that everyone (including the now banished Red Queen) wants, and winds up returning to the past.
As she witnesses the hits and misses of friends (and enemies) during their lives, discovering how it prompted them to their current states in the present, Alice may learn how to solve not only the problem with the Hatter, but her own back in London – but only if she can win the race against the ticking Chronosphere.
Alice Through the Looking Glass is an American adventure-fantasy film directed by James Bobin, written by Linda Woolverton and produced by Tim Burton. It is based on Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll and is the sequel to the 2010 film Alice in Wonderland. The film stars Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Rhys Ifans, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen and features the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, and Timothy Spall. The film is set to be released by Walt Disney Pictures on May 27, 2016.
Cast and Characters
Mia Wasikowska as Alice Kingsleigh
Johnny Depp as Tarrant Hightopp, the Mad Hatter
Helena Bonham Carter as Iracebeth of Crims, the Red Queen
Anne Hathaway as Mirana of Marmoreal, the White Queen
Sacha Baron Cohen as Time, a half-clock, half-human who has the ability to travel back and forth through different time periods with a special skill secreted in a gold-colored chromosphere. Producer Suzanne Todd says, “In terms of his behavior, he’s definitely the kookiest of all.”
Rhys Ifans as Zanik Hightopp, the Mad Hatter’s father
Matt Lucas as Tweedledum and Tweedledee
Ed Speleers as James Harcourt
Andrew Scott as Addison Bennet
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Directed by: James Bobin
Starring: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Rhys Ifans, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Matt Lucas, Ed Speleers, Andrew Scott
Screenplay by: Linda Woolverton
Production Design by: Dan Hennah
Cinematography by: Stuart Dryburgh
Film Editing by: Andrew Weisblum
Costume Design by: Colleen Atwood
Set Decoration by: Anna Lynch-Robinson, Ra Vincent
Music by: Danny Elfman
MPAA Rating: PG for fantasy action/peril and some language,
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Release Date: May 27, 2016
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