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Last Updated: Tuesday, 21 June, 2005, 11:36 GMT 12:36 UK
Buffy star set for Alice remake
Sarah Michelle Gellar
The remake is based on a computer game version of the story
Former Buffy The Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar is to play the lead role in a big screen adaptation of Alice In Wonderland.

The 28-year-old actress will play Alice in adulthood in a modern interpretation of Lewis Carroll's classic stories.

It will be based on a computer game in which Alice destroys enemies with playing cards and croquet mallets.

The US game, called Alice, became a best-seller when it was released five years ago.


The Alice in the game is a young woman consigned to psychiatric care following the death of her parents.

In Wonderland she encounters many of the story's favourite characters, such as the Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter.

But it is transformed into a threatening place where she has to battle to stay alive.

The new Alice film will be directed by Marcus Nispel, who recently made a new version of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

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