Theater Actor Mark Rylance Joins Disney’s ‘Through the Looking Glass’

Mark Rylance
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Even the Mad Hatter needs a father.

Disney seems to have found the man to play that part: The studio in negotiations with Mark Rylance to join Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska in Disney’s “Through the Looking Glass,” the sequel to 2010’s “Alice in Wonderland.”

James Bobin is on board to direct, with Joe Roth returning as producer.

Plot details are being kept under wraps for the pic that’s skedded to bow on May 27, 2016. It is also unknown how this character will play into the storyline.

Disney is hoping to get the film into production this summer, with Helena Bonham Carter on board to reprise her role as the evil Red Queen.

Rylance is better known for his work onstage. His recent film credits including Roland Emmerich’s “Anonymous” and “The Gunman,” starring Sean Penn, which bows later this year.

He is repped Hamilton Hodell and manger Meryl Robertson.

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  1. sylvia mcarthur says:

    I fell in love with Rylance when I watched Wolf Hall on PBS. Bought two of his movies on Amazon. His Tony acceptance speech is hilarious.

  2. cadavra says:

    Rylance onstage is almost without peer. He really hasn’t gotten the film break he deserves, but maybe this will do it.

  3. F S N says:

    Reblogged this on The Now.

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