Johnny Depp in Alice in Wonderland

Johnny Depp

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Anne Hathway in Alice in Wonderland

Anne Hathway

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Anticipation is mounting with the latest release of photos from Tim Burton’s upcoming movie Alice in Wonderland. And by the looks of it, it’s going to be every inch the visually stunning gothic fantasy we hoped it would be.

Burton stalwart Johnny Depp stars as the Mad Hatter and we’re loving his crazy get-up, especially the wild orange hair and green eyes combo. We wonder what inspired the make-up and wardrobe department... Is it us or are we seeing a little Madonna meets Elijah Wood in there?

Another stunner is Prada-loving actress Anne Hathaway as the White Queen… resplendent in her long white wig, she simply radiates a gloriously regal, glacial beauty… But what we’re finding curiouser and curiouser is the lead, Alice herself. Top hats off to the ballsy Edward Scissorhands director for casting a relative unknown. Nineteen-year-old Aussie actress Mia Wasikowska (from HBO’s series In Treatment) reportedly beat Amanda Seyfried and Lindsay Lohan to the coveted role – we cannot wait to see what she’ll bring to the big screen.

Alice in Wonderland, co-starring Matt Lucas, Michael Sheen, Stephen Fry and Helena Bonham Carter (as the Red Queen), is due to be released in the UK in March 2010.

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By Louise Sugrue