Johnny Depp admires Sacha Baron Cohen
“Sacha is someone I have always admired for so, so long. We have done a couple of things together and then when I saw him come in (on the sets of Alice...) all decked out as ‘Time’, it made perfect sense,” Depp said in a statement.
There have been many renditions of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale –Alice in Wonderland - but few have been touted to be as exciting as Tim Burton’s 2010 outing. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Tim Burton and Disney’s Alice in Wonderland took the audience on a delightful journey across wonderland in Burton’s signature eccentric style. After six years, Burton returns this time as producer for Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass.
The film is set three years after the events of Alice in Wonderland, Alice has spent the past few years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas.
While the story follows Carroll’s book, it is the idea of making ‘Time’ a character, which is played by Sacha Baron Cohen, that sets the film apart. Alice Through the Looking Glass stars Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sacha, Stephen Fry and Alan Rickman among others and hits Indian screens on May 27.