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Watch the brand new Alice in Wonderland trailer hosted by Mia Wasikowska.

by on December 12,2009

Now that 2009 is so last year – well, almost – it’s time to look forward to the next 12 months and the start of a new decade. Here we present our guide to 2010: the most promising newcomers, how the old guard are staying ahead of the game, plus the latest creative thinking in the arts, technology, politics and culture

11 FILM Alice in Wonderland Expect Tim Burton’s reworking of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, due for release in March, to be as mind-bendingly strange as his source material. Alice, now a headstrong 17-year-old, goes back down the rabbit hole where she sets out to free Wonderland from the reign of the despotic Red Queen. Australian actress Mia Wasikowska plays Alice and Johnny Depp is in his tripped-out element as the Mad Hatter. A combination of live action and motion capture technology has been used to help Burton recreate the hallucinatory quality of Carroll’s story. AC


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Actress Mia Wasikowska tells the L.A. Times that it was “isolating” to take on the role of Alice in the upcoming Tim Burton film “Alice in Wonderland,” based on the Lewis Carroll classics. “I was basically planted in this sea of green,” the 20 year-old actress said; she shot about 90% of her scenes in front of a green screen to be composited later. She’d find herself talking to a tennis ball or a bit of tape meant to stand in for the Cheshire Cat, the caterpillar and other animated creatures. “I really had to use my imagination.”

In a post on Hero Complex, Wasikowska also praises Johnny Depp for being “brave and smart.” Some of his choices seemed a bit outlandish at first — that hair! — but the more I’ve seen of the film, the better it looks.

This trailer played before I saw “Avatar” in IMAX 3-D last weekend; it has more narrative focus than the earlier teasers. And all its in-your-face moves are fun in 3-D. If the Cheshire Cat still makes me want to throw popcorn at the screen, the actors gleefully playing in their invented world makes up for it. Except, that is, for Wasikowska — she seems a bit lost, exactly as Alice should be.

by on December 12,2009

by on December 12,2009

On Entertainment Weekly’s list of people to watch in 2010, Mia Wasikowska was listed as number one. Read what they had to say below.

Mia Wasikowska (”Alice in Wonderland”), Reeve Carney (the ”Spider-Man” musical), and eight other newcomers who we think could be household names by this time next year

Where you’ve seen her: The Aussie actress was still a teenager when she scored her first American role as a troubled gymnast on HBO’s In Treatment in 2008, and she recently appeared in this year’s Hilary Swank starrer Amelia.

Big in 2010 because: She landed the lead role in one of next year’s most talked about projects, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland , due next March. She’ll also appear in the indie comedy The Kids Are All Right, opposite Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo.

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