Mark Rylance goes where Keith Richards went before: he's set to play Johnny Depp's dad in a blockbuster sequel...
Director James Bobin is already hard at work preparing for the upcoming shoot of the sequel to Tim Burton's live action Alice In Wonderland movie. Entitled Through The Looking Glass, the new film will see Johnny Depp reprise the role of the Mad Hatter, with Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter also returning.
And we've now got a bit of new casting news for the film. Mark Rylance, an actor with no shortage of strong stage credits, is to play the father to Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter in the new movie. No further details have been forthcoming on the role apart from that, though.
More casting announcements are expected soon, although the film itself isn't due in cinemas until May 27th 2016.