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WONDER ROLE FOR IFAF AF NS; latest news at www.walesonline.co.uk Follow us on Twitter @WalesonSunday Facebook.com/WalesOnline news Sunday Roast Gossip guru Dave Owens serves up the lastest showbiz morsels ' Good Life.



HYS Ifans has signed up as a mad dad in the Alice In Wonderland sequel.

Re actor will play Zanik Hightopp, the father of Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter, according to movie gossip website e Wrap.

Rhys will join Mia Wasikowska, who is returning as Alice in the follow-up to Disney's 2010 billion-dollar blockbuster.

Helena Bonham Carter will be back as the Red Queen and Sacha Baron Cohen is joining the cast as a villain named Time.

It is not yet known whether Alice In Wonderland stars Anne Hathaway and Alan Rickman, who played the White Queen and the Caterpillar, will reprise their roles.

e sequel, to be titled roughe Looking Glass, is based on author Lewis Carroll's own follow-up story.

ere's also a change in director with James Bobin taking over from the previous lm's Tim Burton.

It's a busy year for Ifans who is to play Dylan omas in a new movie about the Welsh poet's last days in New York. Y e 46-year-old Haverfordwestborn actor has been cast as omas in the Steven Bernstein-directed drama Dominion, with John Malkovich playing John Brinnin, the playwright who persuaded Dylan to tour America. Mexican actor Diego Luna and 26-year-old Mad Men actress Zosia Mamet have also joined the cast.

Dominion, on which shooting starts this month, will focus on the events surrounding the last days before the poet's death at the age of 39 in a smog-bound New York in 1953. Y e biopic is not Ifans' only upcoming Dylan omas project, as earlier this year it was revealed he will star in a new Kevin Allen-directed screen adaptation of the Swansea writer's famous radio play, Under Milk Wood. In it, Ifans will take the role of First Voice - played by Richard Burton in the 1972 lm version co-starring Elizabeth Taylor and Peter O'Toole. Ifans is also working on a TV documentary about Dylan omas due for release later this year.
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