[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Tuesday, 31 January 2006, 10:57 GMT
Manson 'will play Lewis Carroll'
Marilyn Manson
Manson has had transatlantic hits including Disposable Teens
Shock rock singer Marilyn Manson plans to play author Lewis Carroll in a movie about the Alice in Wonderland author, Screen International has reported.

Manson hopes to direct the self-penned "arthouse horror" movie Phantasmagoria - The Visions Of Lewis Carroll.

He will attend Berlin's European Film Market to help fund the $4.2m (2.3m) movie, the industry website said.

"What people expect from Manson, they're going to get here," said producer Alain de la Mata.

Video director

Manson, real name Brian Warner, has had transatlantic hits including The Dope Show and Disposable Teens and has directed his own music videos.

The 36-year-old has spent the past year working on costumes and make-up for the movie.

"He didn't want to wait for Cannes to do this, he's ready now," said de la Mata, who hopes to complete filming this autumn.

The European Film Market is part of the 10-day Berlin Film Festival, or Berlinale, which starts on 9 February.


SEE ALSO:
Manson's Croatia gig goes ahead
23 Aug 05 |  Entertainment
'Alice in Wonderland' home sold
15 Oct 04 |  North West Wales
Soccer and politics for Berlinale
30 Jan 06 |  Entertainment
Croat priest stands up for Manson
17 Aug 05 |  Entertainment
Manson: 'Don't blame me for Jodi'
13 Feb 05 |  Scotland
Manson civil sex case is dropped
18 Feb 04 |  Entertainment


RELATED BBC LINKS:

RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific