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Anne Hathaway 'signs for Alice'

Anne Hathaway
Hathaway is also starring in Passengers, due out next month

Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter are to star in Tim Burton's Disney version of Alice in Wonderland, according to US media.

The Hollywood Reporter says Brokeback Mountain star Hathaway will play the White Queen while Burton's fiancee Bonham Carter will play the Red Queen.

Mia Wasikowska is already confirmed as Alice while Johnny Depp will play the Mad Hatter.

Burton's take on Lewis Carroll's novel is slated for release in March 2010.

His version of the classic fantasy tale will use a mixture of live action and animation and will be made in 3D.

Bonham Carter has appeared in a number of Burton's films including Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, both alongside Depp.

Hathaway's films include The Devil Wears Prada, Get Smart and Passengers, due out next month.

Eighteen-year-old Australian actress Wasikowska, meanwhile, will star alongside Daniel Craig in war drama Defiance, due out in January.

Burton's previous projects include Edward Scissorhands, Batman and Big Fish.

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