Crispin Glover has joined the cast of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, that will be directed by Tim Burton.
The Beowulf actor will play the Knave of Hearts.
Alice in Wonderland is expected to release in 2010. The 3-D film that will use performance-capture imagery and live-action footage, will star Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter.
In Alice in Wonderland, the Knave of Hearts stands trial for stealing the Queen of Hearts’ tarts and is defended by Alice.
Crispin Glover is an actor, musician, painter, filmmaker and author.
Known for playing eccentric – make that creepy – characters, Glover has acted in Bartleby (2001) and Willard (2003). He has also played the role of “Creepy Thin Man” in Charlie’s Angels, George McFly in Back to the Future, and Layne in River’s Edge.
As a director, he has made no less strange movies, like What Is It?, followed by It is Fine. Everything is Fine. What Is It? revolves around characters with Down’s Syndrome in sexual situations.
In the past, Crispin Glover has also directed Everything is Fine! written by Utah writer-actor Steven C. Stewart, and is now working on a film called It is Mine.
Glover is also famous for his off-screen eccentricities.
Who can forget Glover’s tete-a-tete with David Letterman where he almost kicked Letterman in the head on the Late Night with David Letterman show in 1987? After trying to goad Letterman into an arm-wrestling contest, Crispin Glover got carried away a bit and aimed a karate kick in Letterman’s face shouting “I am strong..I can kick!” Needless to say, Letterman was not happy.
Apparently, Crispin Glover is obsessed with Europe’s aristocratic age and also owns a 16th-century Zamek castle in the Czech Republic.
Crispin Glover is the published author of four books, Oak Mot, Concrete Inspection, What it is, and How it is Done, and Rat Catching.
So far everything is fine with Alice in Wonderland, except that I don’t think I’d like a creepy knave of hearts.