This has to be a match made in heaven. The Hollywood Reporter announces that Crispin Glover has joined the cast of Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland." Amazingly, these two eccentrics (and I mean that in the best way) have never worked together before, though Glover seems tailor made for Burton's unconventional films. However, Glover is likely to have been brought to the fold by Johnny Depp, who has worked with him in "Who's Eating Gilbert Grape" and "Dead Man." It's a small world after all.
Glover will be playing the Knave of Hearts (joining fellow royals Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter), who is put on trial for stealing the tarts hand-baked by the Queen of Hearts. She's determined to send him to the chopping block for the crime, and Alice and the Mad Hatter are both called upon to defend him.
Alice's efforts land her a sentence of her own, and the Mad Hatter proves to be a useless witness because he's too nervous about losing his own head. As is the case with most of Alice's adventures, it never resolves itself, as she awakens from her dream before the Knave is sentenced.
Unlike the rest of the cast, Glover is no stranger to motion capture, which makes up part of Burton's "Alice." You probably remember that he was the man underneath Grendel in Robert Zemeckis' motion-capture "Beowulf." He was really the standout of the film, so it will be pretty fun to see what he brings to the Knave of Hearts. And how cool will it be to see Glover and Depp play off each other? "Alice" is really getting more exciting by the day.
I know there's some Crispin Glover fans out there -- how do you feel about him finally working with Tim Burton? Happy to see him reunite with Depp? Or do you just wish he had a bigger part?