Borat and Les Miserables star Sacha Baron Cohen has entered into talks for Through the Looking Glass, a sequel to Disney’s megahit live-action/computer animated hybrid Alice in Wonderland.
Baron Cohen would join returning stars Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp on the cast. Directing the sequel is The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted helmer James Bobin, who steps in for Alice director Tim Burton.
Who Baron Cohen is playing or what story the sequel will tell is not known specifically, as all details are being kept hush hush at the moment. What is known is that the actor would be playing the villain.
The casting makes plenty of sense with Bobin sliding into the director’s chair, as he has worked with Baron Cohen in the past writing and directing episodes of Da Ali G Show. The actor also starred in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street with Depp and his Les Miserables co-star Helena Bonham Carter, who of course played the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland. No word yet on if she or yet another Les Mis star, Anne Hathaway, will be returning for the sequel.
Through the Looking Glass is currently schedule for release on May 27, 2016.